Notohypsilophodon

Name: Notohypsilophodon ‭ (‬Southern Hypsilophodon‭)‬.
Phonetic: No-toe-hip-sil-o-foe-don.
Named By: R.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Martínez‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Iguanodontia.
Species: N.‭ ‬comodorensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Holotype roughly about‭ ‬1.3‭ ‬meters long,‭ ‬but‭ ‬this is of a juvenile,‭ ‬fully grown adults were likely larger.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bajo Barreal Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton of a juvenile including hind limb,‭ ‬shoulder and rib bones as well as some vertebrae.

       Notohypsilophodon is a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Notohypsilophodon is so named based upon a superficial similarity to the genus Hypsilophodon while also recognising the more southern occurrence of this individual.‭ ‬Notohypsilophodon is so far only known from the partial remains of a juvenile,‭ ‬but we can ascertain through study of related dinosaurs that Notohypsilophodon would have been a fairly small herbivore,‭ ‬browsing upon low growing plants.‭ ‬Notohypsilophodon would have had to rely upon sharp senses,‭ ‬quick reactions and fast running to‭ ‬stay out of the mouths of predatory dinosaurs such as abelisaurs that were roaming around South America at the same time.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Notohypsilophodon comodorensis gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ ‬un Hypsilophodontidae‭ (‬Ornitischia:‭ ‬Ornithopoda‭) ‬del Cretácico Superior de Chubut,‭ ‬Patagonia central,‭ ‬Argentina‭ [‬Notohypsilophodon comodorensis gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a Hypsilophodontidae‭ (‬Ornithischia:‭ ‬Ornithopoda‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Chubut,‭ ‬central Patagonia,‭ ‬Argentina‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Leopoldensia‭ ‬21‭(‬46/47‭)‬:119-135‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Martínez‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.



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