Pronounced: Rab - doe - don
Diet: Herbivore (Plant-Eater)
Name Means: "Fluted Tooth"
Length: 15 feet (4.5 m)
Height: 6 feet (2 m)
Weight: 1,000 pounds (450 kilos)
Time: Late Cretaceous - 80 mya
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Europe
This was the last known member of the
plant-eating family of dinosaurs that includes
Iguanodon By the later part of the
Cretaceous, most of the
Iguanodon s had evolved into
hadrosaurs. It had a long tail and a beak.
Rhabdodon had short front arms meaning it
probably walked on its back legs most of the
Rhabdodon was first described in 1869, making it one of the earliest dinosaurs to be discovered. Since then, there has been much discussion as to how it should be classified. Even though a nearly complete skeleton exists, it is still a point of some discussion as to whether it is an Iguanodon or, as some have suggested, a Hypsilophodon - both are currently accepted.