Iguanodon p1


Early Cretaceous140-112 mya




Europe and the Americas


Episode 4, Giant of the Skies

Of all the Dinosaurs that Palaeontologists have discovered, the variants of the genus, Iguanodon, were probably the most successful and widespread ever to have lived. It was an 9-11 metre long Ornithopod Dinosaur, up to 3-4 tonnes in weight. The first Igaunodonts (including Iguanodon) evolved around 140 mya - the last finally becoming extinct 112mya. Though some say earlier, around 125mya, it is widely held that Iguandon diversified on a global scale, with a range of habitats, as well as sizes and quite possibly skin color patterns.  For what was probably over 30 Million Years, Iguandon, in some form or other, lived on Earth, feeding on the gradually changing vegetation across almost the entire span of the Cretaceous Period. 

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Iguanodon near a lake. 127 MYA.

Iguanodon has been found in Europe, North America, Asia and has close symonyms in Africa and Australia.


Iguanodon has a Great British history in Palaeontology. It was the second Dinosaur ever scientifically recognised and named
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Herd on the move, 127 MYA. In 127 Million Years time, the Dakotadon's footprints shall be found preserved turned on their side, in California.

as a form of Dinosaur under British Paleontologist Sir Richard Owen's principles, being named in 1842. It was named for its teeth, which broadly resembled Iguana teeth, hence meaning Iguana Tooth. It was a widely successful dinosaur.