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Dryosaurus
Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 155–145Ma
Beneski Museum of Natural History Dryosaurus altus.jpg
D. altus, Beneski Museum of Natural History
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Clade: Iguanodontia
Genus: Dryosaurus
Marsh, 1894
Type species
Dryosaurus altus
(Marsh, 1878 [originally Laosaurus altus])
Other species
  • D. elderae Carpenter & Galton, 2018

Dryosaurus was a small plant-eating ornithopod dinosaur that lived in forests of western North America around 150 million years ago.

Its family, the Dryosauridae, were precursors (ancestors) of the Iguanodons, and lived from the Middle Jurassic to the Lower Cretaceous.

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