Matheronodon

Name: Matheronodon ‭(‬Matheron tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Math-er-on-o-don.
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)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: France.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial maxilla‭ (‬tooth bearing bone of the upper jaw.

       Although only described from a single upper jaw bone,‭ ‬Matheronodon is 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 plants.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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