Meaning - Iguanodon means “Iguana tooth”
Herbivore (plant-eater) - Iguanodon probably ate cycads, conifers, and ginkgos
Length - 20-33 ft (6-10 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Cretaceous period, about 135-125 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED|
Teeth and a few bones of Iguanodon were found in 1822, (perhaps by Gideon Mantell’s wife, Mrs Mary Mantell) in Sussex, (southern) England. Hundreds of Iguanodon fossils have been found since then.
Iguanodon was the second dinosaur that was scientifically named. This dinosaur had a hard, conical spike on each thumb.