Tenontosaurus

About Tenontosaurus

Tenontosaurus was a medium-sized bird-footed, or ornithopod, dinosaur. Living in the early Cretaceous Period, this plant-eater spent its days crouched on all fours foraging for food, or standing on its rear legs trying to reach food high in the tree tops. Tenontosaurus probably spend most of its time walking bipedally on its rear legs, while using its front legs to grasp objects and also defend itself. Discovered in North America and named in 1970 by John Ostrom, Tenontosaurus had a beak similar to other bird-footed dinosaurs.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Tenontosaurus
How do I pronounce Tenontosaurus?
Ten-on-toe-sore-uss
What does the name Tenontosaurus mean?
Sinew Lizard
How long was Tenontosaurus?
25.00 feet 7.50 meters
How heavy was Tenontosaurus?
2000.00 pounds 1000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Tenontosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Tenontosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Tenontosaurus live?
140,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Tenontosaurus live?
Early Cretaceous
Where did Tenontosaurus live?
Montana, North America, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
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Tenontosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Tenontosaurus's size

0 kg
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