Named By: Andrew T. McDonald - 2011.
Synonyms: Camptosaurus aphanoecetes.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Styracosterna.
Species: U. aphanoecetes (type).
Size: About 5-6 meters long.
Known locations: USA, Utah - Morrison Formation.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skeleton.
Originally named as a species of Camptosaurus, Uteodon was a fairly primitive iguanodont dinosaur that lived in what is now Utah during the late Jurassic. As an iguanodont, Uteodon would have been a primarily quadrupedal plant eater, though it may have still reared up on its hind legs to reach higher vegetation. Possible predators of Uteodon could include large theropod dinosaurs such as Allosaurus.
- A New Species of Camptosaurus (Ornithopoda: Dinosauria) from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, and a Biomechanical Analysis of Its Forelimb. - Annals of Carnegie Museum 76 (4): 227. - K. Carpenter & Y. Wilson - 2008.
- The taxonomy of species assigned to Camptosaurus (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda). - Zootaxa 2783: 52–68. - Andrew T. McDonald - 2011.