Name: Urbacodon ‭(‬URBAC tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ur-bak-o-don.
Named By: A.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Averianov & H.-D.‭ ‬Sues‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Troodontidae.
Species: U.‭ ‬itemirensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Uzbekistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dzharakuduk Formation‭ & ‬Bissekty Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian to Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Left dentary‭ (‬lower jaw‭) ‬and teeth.

       Urbacodon is truly an international genus,‭ ‬not so much by its geographic distribution,‭ ‬but because the team involved were from many different countries.‭ ‬The name Urbacodon means‭ ‘‬URBAC tooth‭'‬,‭ ‬and URBAC is an acronym that recognises the Uzbek,‭ ‬Russian,‭ ‬British,‭ ‬American and Canadian nationalities of those involved.
       Urbacodon was described by a single lower jaw from the Dzharakuduk Formation which is Cenomanian in age,‭ ‬but isolated teeth from the Turonian age Bissekty Formation have also been added to the genus.‭ ‬The dentary of Urbacodon is straight and Urbacodon is also marked as one of the few troodontids not to have serrations on its teeth.‭ ‬Close troodontid relatives of Urbacodon may include Byronosuarus,‭ ‬Mei and Xixiasaurus.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new troodontid‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬from the Cenomanian of Uzbekistan,‭ ‬with a review of troodontid records from the territories of the former Soviet Union-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Averianov and H.-D.‭ ‬Sues‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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