The first indisputable remains of Iguanodon (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from North America: Iguanodon Lakotaensis, sp. nov.

David B. Weishampel, Philip R. Bjork

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Abstract

The first species from the United States that can clearly be referred to the European genus Iguanodon is described from the Lakota Formation of South Dakota. Consisting of virtually the entire skull and two vertebrae, I. lakotaensis (sp. nov.) represents the most primitive of Iguanodon species. Presence of Iguanodon from the Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) Lakota Formation confirms the suggestion that there was a close connection between the North American and Eurasian continental blocks during or immediately before this time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-66
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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