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Iguanodon


Iguanodon
(‘Iguana-tooth’) Herbivore Early Cretaceous, 130 MYA Found in: Europe, North America, Africa, Asia Lived in: Forests, plains and rivers

Most dinosaurs stayed in one region but Iguanodons spent a lot of time moving, to all continents except Antarctica Fact
Dino skill The Iguanodon’s claws also had a thumb spike, which could have been used to help grab food, as well as fend off any attackers that got too close. Killer rating: 1/5 Speed: 3/5 Defence: 2/5 Iguanodon
Thumb claw Spiky thumbs helped Iguanodon grapple things
Tail Iguanodon had a long, stiff tail
Walk or run? Iguanodon’s legs were longer than its arms and it could walk on all fours or run on its back legs at up to 20kmh
Sharp beak Iguanodon had no front teeth for biting, but it did have back teeth for grinding plants like a modern iguana, and a beak to pick at the plants

Iguanodon