STL Science Center

STL Science Center

11 June 2015

Teeth of Rhabdodon

Teeth in question
The fluted teeth that give the dinosaur Rhabdodon its name are hard to find a good image of online. There are photos and images in the papers about the dinosaur, but these are not readily available without some screen captures and cropping. The teeth and the body of the dinosaur are actually kind of strange in their hypsilophodontid-esque morphology. Despite these morphological similarities the phylogenetic positioning of Rhabdodon still remains solidly in the iguanodontid family. Regardless, the fluted tooth name refers to the shape of the tooth.

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