Iguanodon tooth #2
Iguanodon is the first dinosaur ever discovered. Best cast replica tooth comes from an Iguanodon.
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You are looking at a licensed museum quality reproduction of an Iguanodon bernissartensis lower tooth. The original fossil came from the Cretaceous Period (130 million years), Wealden Beds of Sussex,
The replica tooth measures 40mm x 22mm on a matrix of 50mm x 33mm.
Iguanodon means "Iguana tooth". It is classified as: Ornithopoda; Iguanodontia; Iguanodontidae
Its hands had four fingers and a spike-like thumb, which it may have used to defend itself. Its teeth are reminiscent of those in hypsilophodonts, flattened side to side, and leaf-shaped. They probably sliced up plant material like a pair of scissors.
Because of the large number of skeletons of these dinosaurs frequently found together and evidence from fossil track ways, palaeontologists think they may have formed herds. Their remains are most often found in sediments deposited in swampy, lake and river edge environments suggesting that is the place they spent most of their time munching on horsetails (like the living Equisetum), ferns, cycads and various kinds of conifers.