Uteodon

Name: Uteodon ‭(‬Utah tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: U-te-o-don.
Named By: Andrew T.‭ ‬McDonald‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Synonyms: Camptosaurus aphanoecetes.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Styracosterna.
Species: U.‭ ‬aphanoecetes‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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