Named By: Carolina Fuentes Vidarte, Manuel Meijide Calvo, Federico Meijide Fuentes & Manuel Meijide Fuentes - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Iguanodontia.
Species: M. soriaensis (type).
Size: Roughly estimated to be about 9-10 meters long.
Known locations: Spain - Golmayo Formation.
Time period: Hauterivian/Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull, jaws, and partial post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of iguanodont dinosaur that lived in Spain during the
early Cretaceous. The name Magnamanus means
‘large hand’, a
reference to the enlarged well developed hands that this dinosaur genus
adapted, notably more so than other known iguanodonts. The first
individual of Magnamanus was at the time of its
naming one of the best
and most complete dinosaur skeletons discovered in Spain. This wealth
of knowledge has allowed researchers to confidently reconstruct
Magnamanus as a large iguanodontid ornithopod
Un nuevo dinosaurio estiracosterno (Ornithopoda: Ankylopollexia) del Cretácico Inferior de España. - Spanish Journal of Palaeontology. 31 (2): 407–446. - Carolina Fuentes Vidarte, Manuel Meijide Calvo, Federico Meijide Fuentes & Manuel Meijide Fuentes - 2016.