The dinosaur genus was named after the place from where their fossils were discovered, Cumnor Hurst. The specific name of the type species was after the name of the paleontologist Joseph Prestwich who reported the remains as a new species of a separate genus. The discovery suggests that the dinosaurs were from England.
It is pronounced as 'Cum-nor-re-ah'.
Cumnoria is a iguanodontian dinosaur that forms the basal member of the clade of derived iguanodontians.
They lived during the Late Jurassic period.
The dinosaurs lived up to the Tithonian age of the Upper Jurassic.
The fossils of Cumnoria were recovered from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of Cumnor Hurst village.
The dinosaurs lived in a terrestrial habitat, ranging from forests to coastal lands.
Since only a single specimen was discovered, whether they herded together or lived singly is unknown.
Their exact lifespan is unknown.
They reproduced by laying eggs.
Cumnoria was a small ornithopod. It is known from a juvenile specimen and the remains imply that they were bipedal and slender.
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Cumnoria is known from some particular bones that classify them as a distinct species. They include the partial skull and postcranial of a juvenile.
The dinosaurs communicated by vocalizations like all other dinosaurs.
The length of the juvenile specimen was around 11.5 ft (3.5 m).
In science, it is difficult to determine the speed of a dinosaur from a few fossils.
The weight of the animal could not be determined from the specimen.
The male and the female species do not have any particular names.
A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling.
The genus was a plant-eater that fed on low to medium height plants.
As Cumnoria was a small herbivore, they were not very aggressive in nature. It is not known if they were greedy or had the tendency to bite.
Owing to their classification, the dinosaurs are also called Camptosaurus prestwichii and Iguanodon prestwichii.
It was the oldest styracostern.