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The Dinosauria$
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David Weishampel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520242098

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001

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Basal Iguanodontia

Basal Iguanodontia

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(p.413) Nineteen Basal Iguanodontia
Source:
The Dinosauria
Author(s):

David B. Norman

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0022

This chapter discusses the anatomy, phylogeny, biogeography, and paleobiology of basal iguanodontians. Basal iguanodontians range from small (2 to 3 m long), lightly built active bipeds, represented by Dryosaurus, to large and robust (10 to 11 m long) facultative quadrupeds such as Iguanodon bernissartensis, with an estimated body mass in excess of 2,500 kg. Basal iguanodontians are distributed across the Northern and Southern hemispheres and found in rocks ranging in age from the Late Jurassic to latest Cretaceous.

Keywords:   basal iguanodontians, iguanodontians, bipeds, quadrupeds, Dryosaurus, Iguanodon bernissartensis

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