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History Of Crystal Palace Park

Iguanodon Sculpture


How to pronouce it's name:


Definition of name:

"iguana tooth"

Early Cretaceous period (around 120 million years ago)

Type of food eaten:

Herbivore (vegetation)

Fossils found where: Europe and North America

Model facts:

Fossil tracks of Iguanodon have been discovered that shows it could walk on either two or four legs. As with Megalosaurus, the creatures were thought to be quadrupeds and modelled as such. Also, when the original fossils were put together, only one horn-like bone was found and it was presumed to be a nose spike (like a rhinoceros). In later finds, two spikes were discovered and it is now know that they were in fact thumb spikes that were situated on the front two wrists

Creature fact:

One of the creatures is shown with it's leg on a replica of a plant called Cycad. Fossils of this plant have been discovered near Iguanodon fossils, which may suggest that this was one of the species of vegetation around at the same time




Anaplotherium | Ichtheosaurus | Iguanodon | Megalosaurus | Megalocerus | Megatherium | Mosasurus | Paleotherium | Plesiosaurus | Pterodactylus | Teleosaurus