In the history of dinosaur finds, the Diplotomodon's case has been very tricky. With only one tooth available to paleontologists, they have not been able to develop a proper image of this carnivorous dinosaur.
Diplotomodon, meaning 'double cutting tooth', was a theropod dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous period. For a long time, the single tooth fossil discovered in 1865 was believed to be that of a carnivorous marine reptile. Limited fossil find has raised a variety of questions concerning its measure and form.
Diplotomodon is pronounced as 'Di-plo-toe-moe-don'.
Diplotomodon was possibly a theropod dinosaur.
The Diplotomodon belonged to the Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous period.
It is unknown when Diplotomodon became Extinct.
The carnivorous dinosaur named Diplotomodon lived in and around the region of what is now present-day New Jersey in North America.
Diplotomodon's habitat is not known at the moment.
It is really difficult to point out whether the Diplotomodon lived in herds or individually, with the limited information that is available to us.
The lifespan of the species is unknown.
This dinosaur was oviparous, and hence, reproduced by hatching eggs.
Only a single tooth of this creature was found during excavation. Hence, the appearance of this genus is difficult to create.
The existence of the Diplotomodon fossil is limited to only one tooth. Hence, we do not know the number of bones it had.
Their method of communication is unknown.
Without the availability of fossils, scientists find it difficult to measure any dinosaur. The same is the case with the Diplotomodon.
The agility of the dinosaur has not yet been researched enough by scientists.
The weight of the dinosaur remains unknown.
No separate names are given to male and female species of this dinosaur.
It can be called a hatchling.
Their level of aggression is unknown.
The only species of this genus is Diplotomodon horrificus. However, the future of Diplotomodon looks bleak as paleontologists now believe it to be a nomen dubium.
Until 1952, the Diplotomodon was categorized as a fish.
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