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Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 152–151 Ma
D. lettowvorbecki.jpg
D. lettowvorbecki skeleton in Berlin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Family: Dryosauridae
Genus: Dysalotosaurus
Virchow, 1919
D. lettowvorbecki
Binomial name
Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki
Virchow, 1919

Dysalotosaurus was a small plant-eating ornithopod dinosaur that lived in forests around 150 million years ago.

Classification[change | change source]

Dysalotosaurus is a member of the family, the Dryosauridae, which were precursors (ancestors) of the Iguanodons, and lived from the Middle Jurassic to the Lower Cretaceous.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tom R. Hübner & Oliver W. M. Rauhut (2010). "A juvenile skull of Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki (Ornithischia: Iguanodontia), and implications for cranial ontogeny, phylogeny, and taxonomy in ornithopod dinosaurs". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 160 (2): 366–396. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00620.x.