Named By: P. Godefroit, G. Garcia, B. Gomez, K. Stein, A. Cincotta, U. Lefèvre & X. Valentin - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Rhabdodontidae.
Species: M. provincialis (type).
Known locations: France.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial maxilla (tooth bearing bone of the upper jaw.
only described from a single upper jaw bone, Matheronodon
noteworthy among ornithopod dinosaurs for having teeth that are
larger, but fewer in number to most other known ornithopods. The
describers speculated that Matheronodon used a
scissoring action to eat
- Extreme tooth enlargement in a new Late Cretaceous rhabdodontid dinosaur from Southern France. - Scientific Reports. 7 (1): 13098. - P. Godefroit, G. Garcia, B. Gomez, K. Stein, A. Cincotta, U. Lefèvre & X. Valentin - 2017.