Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #76: Echinodon

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!



NAME: Echinodon
PRONUNCIATION: eck-EYE-nuh-don
ORDER: Ornithischia
EXISTED DURING: Late Jurassic
DISCOVERED: England, 1861
FUN FACT: Echinodon was once thought to be a basal thyreophoran due to the fact that a turtle bone was mixed in with the Echinodon skeleton, which strongly suggests that 19th century British paleontologists liked to throw turtle bones at each other during digs.


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Source: Wikipedia
Pronunciation: DinoDictionary.com

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