Creature information
SpeciesR. priscus
Time period80 million years ago
Located inSouthern Europe
Serial information
Appears in"Pod's Travels"
Deaths causedNone

Rhabdodon (meaning "fluted tooth") is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in Europe approximately 70–66 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous. It is similar in build to a very robust "hypsilophodont" (non-iguanodont ornithopod), though all modern phylogenetic analyses find this ("Hypsilophodontia/tidae") to be an unnatural grouping, and Rhabdodon to be a basal member of Iguanodontia.

In Dinosaur Planet[edit | edit source]

"Pod's Travels"[edit | edit source]

The mainland species of Rhabdodon are first seen feeding alongside titanosaurs. The herd appears again after a tremor, stampeding towards the beach and forcing a pack of Pyroraptors there as well. While they are on the beach it is hit by a tsunami, likely killing many of them.

Errors[edit | edit source]

  • The tail of the Rhabdon is far too slim to actually be useful to the animal in balancing or defending itself.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Though the creature's design greatly resembles Rhabdodon, and the Dinoviewer from the Discovery website refers to them as Rhabdodon at one point, in the episode, both the mainland and dwarf variants are erroneously referred to as Iguanodon.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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