Amygdalodon

Amygdalodon patagonicus

  • Pronounced:  ah - Mig - dah - low - don

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Almond Tooth"

  • Length:  50 feet (15 m)

  • Height:  Unknown

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Middle Jurassic - 170 million years ago

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Argentina

Amygdalodon was a plant-eating giant from South America.

It was one of the earlier South American long-necked dinosaurs, and it lived many millions of years before the huge titanosaurs evolved. Since most of the fossils of the very first dinosaurs came from South America, it is possible that Amygdalodon's ancestors were the early prosauropods from that area.

Amygdalodon is classified as belonging to the same family as Cetiosaurus  based on its teeth and some other skeletal similarities. Known from only a few bones and teeth, there is much still to be discovered about this genus.



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