Name: Siamodon ‭ (‬Siam tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sie-am-o-don.
Named By: Eric Buffetaut‭ & ‬Varavudh Suteethorn‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Iguanodontia.
Species: S.‭ ‬nimngami‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Thailand,‭ ‬Nakhon Ratchasima Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Khok Kruat Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Left maxilla‭ (‬one of the tooth bearing bones of the upper jaw‭)‬,‭ ‬and tooth.

       Although named from only a maxilla and tooth,‭ ‬the remains of this dinosaur are still complete enough to confidently identify it as an iguanodont.‭ ‬In life Siamodon would have been a medium to large sized ornithopod dinosaur that would have been primarily quadrupedal,‭ ‬but also occasionally bipedal.‭ ‬Although identified as being separate,‭ ‬Siamodon is considered to have been similar to Probactrosaurus,‭ ‬also known from Asia.
       Siamodon should not be confused with the similarly named spinosaurid tooth taxon Siamosaurus which is also from Thailand,‭ ‬although this would come as no surprise to those of you that already know that Siam is the ancient name for Thailand.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new iguanodontian dinosaur from the Khok Kruat Formation‭ (‬Early Cretaceous,‭ ‬Aptian‭) ‬of northeastern Thailand,‭ ‬Eric Buffetaut‭ & ‬Varavudh Suteethorn‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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