Named By: Richard A. Thulborn - 1973.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Neoornithishcia.
Species: P. henkeli (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains. However upon the basis of comparison of the lower jaws to other similarly sized noeornithischians, Phyllodon would have been somewhere between 1-2- meters long.
Known locations: Portugal - Alcobaça Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Lower jaws and teeth.
Phyllodon is usually credited as a dubious dinosaur genus as at the time of writing only the teeth and lower jaws of this genus are known, making the attribution of new fossils difficult at best. Phyllodon however has been noted as being similar to the genera Nanosaurus.
- Teeth of ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal, with description of a hypsilophodontid (Phyllodon henkeli gen. et sp. nov.) from the Guimarota lignite. - Memória Serivoços Geológicos de Portugal (Nova Série) 22: 89–134. - Richard A. Thulborn - 1973.
- Herbivorous dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Guimarota, Portugal. - Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 112 (3): 275–283. - Oliver W. M. Rauhut - 2001.
- Late Jurassic dinosaurs from the Morrison Formation (USA), the Lourinhã and Alcobaça Formations (Portugal), and the Tendaguru Beds (Tanzania): a comparison, by Octávio Mateus. In Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Morrison Formation. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin (36). Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. pp. 223–231. - John R. Foster & Spencer G. Lucas (eds).