Named By: A. O. Averianov & H.-D. Sues - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Troodontidae.
Species: U. itemirensis (type).
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.
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.
- 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.