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Mochlodon

Reptilia - Rhabdodontidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1881Mochlodon Seeley p. 620
1890Mochlodon Zittel p. 762
1896Mochlodon Marsh p. 226
1902Mochlodon Nopcsa p. 151
1909Mochlodon Huene p. 16
1911Mochlodon von Zittel p. 289
1927Mochlodon Huene p. 267
1966Mochlodon Campbell p. 165
1983Mochlodon Rich et al. p. 287
1983Mochlodon Weishampel and Weishampel p. 44
1984Mochlodon Milner and Norman p. 147
1984Mochlodon Norman p. 342
1985Mochlodon Rich and Rich p. 647
2012Mochlodon Osi et al. p. 6
2016Mochlodon Dieudonné et al. p. 26–27 fig. 14
2018Mochlodon Madzia et al. p. 973 fig. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Ornithischia()
Neornithischia()
Ornithopoda()
Iguanodontia()
Rhabdodontomorpha
familyRhabdodontidae
genusMochlodon

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. Osi et al. 2012Small-bodied rhabdodontid dinosaur with a total body length of approximately 1.5–2 meters distinguished from Rhabdodon and Zalmoxes on the basis of the following unique combination of characters (autapomorphies marked with an asterisk): mandibular symphysis is only slightly curved medially; *dorsal margin of the symphyseal region has a deep and caudally wider groove; *depression (depth ranging from 1–3 mm) on the lateral wall of the caudal part of the dentary, just below the coronoid process, that becomes more obvious in larger individuals; *the dorsal edge of the sympysis in lateral view is directed straight rostrally or slightly rostroventrally (in Mochlodon suessi), parallel to the long axis of the dentary
Measurements
partNmean
femur diameter110.0
radius diameter17.00
tibia diameter113.0

Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: gregariouso
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:40:05
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:40:05
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Santonian to the top of the Early/Lower Campanian or 86.30000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Hungary (Veszprém) M. vorosi (48722)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6Austria (Niederosterreich) Iguanodon suessi (48720)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Romania (Judetul Covurlui) M. sp. (59410)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Romania (Salaj) M. suessi (115075)