Phyllodon

Name: Phyllodon ‭(‬leaf tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Fy-lo-don.
Named By: Richard A.‭ ‬Thulborn‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Neoornithishcia.
Species: P.‭ ‬henkeli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.‭ ‬However upon the basis of comparison of the lower jaws to other similarly sized noeornithischians,‭ ‬Phyllodon would have been somewhere between‭ ‬1-2-‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Portugal‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alcobaça Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Lower jaws and teeth.

       Phyllodon is usually credited as a dubious dinosaur genus as at the time of writing only the teeth and lower jaws of this genus are known,‭ ‬making the attribution of new fossils difficult at best.‭ ‬Phyllodon however has been noted as being similar to the genera Nanosaurus and Drinker.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Teeth of ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal,‭ ‬with description of a hypsilophodontid‭ (‬Phyllodon henkeli gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭) ‬from the Guimarota lignite.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Memória Serivoços Geológicos de Portugal‭ (‬Nova Série‭) ‬22:‭ ‬89‭–‬134.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Richard A.‭ ‬Thulborn‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
-‭ ‬Herbivorous dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic‭ (‬Kimmeridgian‭) ‬of Guimarota,‭ ‬Portugal.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Geologists‭' ‬Association‭ ‬112‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬275‭–‬283.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Oliver W.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Rauhut‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
-‭ ‬Late Jurassic dinosaurs from the Morrison Formation‭ (‬USA‭)‬,‭ ‬the Lourinhã and Alcobaça Formations‭ (‬Portugal‭)‬,‭ ‬and the Tendaguru Beds‭ (‬Tanzania‭)‬:‭ ‬a comparison,‭ ‬by Octávio Mateus.‭ ‬In Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Morrison Formation.‭ ‬New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin‭ (‬36‭)‬.‭ ‬Albuquerque,‭ ‬New Mexico:‭ ‬New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.‭ ‬pp.‭ ‬223‭–‬231.‭ ‬-‭ ‬John R.‭ ‬Foster‭ & ‬Spencer G.‭ ‬Lucas‭ (‬eds‭)‬.



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