Cumnoria Facts: The Reptile Of Late Jurassic Period


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.

Cumnoria Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Cumnoria'?

It is pronounced as 'Cum-nor-re-ah'.

What type of reptile was a Cumnoria?

Cumnoria is a iguanodontian dinosaur that forms the basal member of the clade of derived iguanodontians.

In which geological period did the Cumnoria roam the Earth?

They lived during the Late Jurassic period.

When did the Cumnoria become Extinct?

The dinosaurs lived up to the Tithonian age of the Upper Jurassic.

Where did a Cumnoria live?

The fossils of Cumnoria were recovered from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of Cumnor Hurst village.

What was a Cumnoria's habitat?

The dinosaurs lived in a terrestrial habitat, ranging from forests to coastal lands.

Who did a Cumnoria live with?

Since only a single specimen was discovered, whether they herded together or lived singly is unknown.

How long did a Cumnoria live?

Their exact lifespan is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

They reproduced by laying eggs.

Cumnoria Fun Facts

What did a Cumnoria look like?

Cumnoria was a small ornithopod. It is known from a juvenile specimen and the remains imply that they were bipedal and slender.

Cumnoria prestwichii was also called Iguanodon prestwichii.

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How many bones did a Cumnoria have?

Cumnoria is known from some particular bones that classify them as a distinct species. They include the partial skull and postcranial of a juvenile.

How did they communicate?

The dinosaurs communicated by vocalizations like all other dinosaurs.

How big was a Cumnoria?

The length of the juvenile specimen was around 11.5 ft (3.5 m).

How fast could a Cumnoria move?

In science, it is difficult to determine the speed of a dinosaur from a few fossils.

How much did a Cumnoria weigh?

The weight of the animal could not be determined from the specimen.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and the female species do not have any particular names.

What would you call a baby Cumnoria?

A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling.

What did they eat?

The genus was a plant-eater that fed on low to medium height plants.

How aggressive were they?

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.

Did You Know...

Owing to their classification, the dinosaurs are also called Camptosaurus prestwichii and Iguanodon prestwichii.

It was the oldest styracostern.

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