Neosodon

Name: Neosodon ‭(‬New tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Nee-o-so-don.
Named By: Moussaye‭ ‬-‭ ‬1885.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria‭?
Species: None named.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: France.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Teeth.

       Because this genus of possible titanosaur is only based upon teeth,‭ ‬Neosodon is usually treated as a highly dubious genus.‭ ‬First considered to have been a theropod similar to Megalosaurus,‭ ‬then a synonym to Iguanodon,‭ ‬Neosodon was later considered to be a sauropod,‭ ‬perhaps a brachiosaurid‭ (‬similar to Brachiosaurus‭)‬.‭ ‬The‭ ‬2006‭ ‬description of Turiasaurus led to the describers of this genus to note similarities with the Neosodon teeth,‭ ‬leading to speculation that Neosodon might have been a turiasauran titanosaur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Sur une dent de Neosodon,‭ ‬trouvée dans les sables ferruginaux de Wilmille.‭ ‬Bulletin,‭ ‬Société Géologique de France‭ ‬3‭(‬13‭)‬:51-53.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬de la Moussaye‭ ‬-‭ ‬1885.
-‭ ‬Sur les reptiles trouvés dans le Portlandian supérieur de Boulogne-sur-mer.‭ ‬Bulletin du Muséum National d'Historie Naturalle,‭ ‬Paris.‭ ‬3‭(‬16‭)‬:626.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Sauvage‭ ‬-‭ ‬1888.
-‭ ‬A giant European dinosaur and a new sauropod clade.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science‭ ‬314:1925-1927.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Royo-Torres,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Cobos,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Alcalá‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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