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Neosodon Facts You’ll Never Forget

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Paleontologists discovered some spear-like teeth and after much debate and analysis deemed it to belong to a large sauropod from France. While Moussaye (1885) did give the genus a name Neosodon ('new tooth'), but for some reason did not assign any species name. A total of six teeth have been found for this member of the Dinosauria clade. Every discovery had led the dinosaur to be reclassified from a theropod to a turiasaur based on other closely resembling teeth. The limited availability and diversity of fossils have made it difficult to provide a detailed explanation about this species. It is clear that the Neosodon was probably one of the large plant-eating sauropods.

Neosodon Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Neosodon'?

Neosodon is pronounced as 'Nee-o-so-don'.

What type of dinosaur was a Neosodon?

Neosodon, which means 'new tooth', was an Extinct genus of the sauropod clade.

In which geological period did the Neosodon roam the Earth?

Neosodon was a resident of the Earth during the Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period.

When did the Neosodon become Extinct?

It is possible that the Neosodon became Extinct by the end of the Tithonian stage.

Where did Neosodon live?

It is unclear where the Neododon lived.

What was the Neosodons' habitat?

Fossils of this dinosaur species belonging to the dinosaur family were discovered in Wilmille, France.

Who did the Neosodon live with?

It is unclear who Neosodon shared its territory with.

How long did a Neosodon live?

It is not known how long this sauropod dinosaur may have survived.

How did they reproduce?

This dinosaur species used to reproduce by laying eggs.

Neosodon Fun Facts

What did the Neosodon look like?

From the tooth recovered from the site, these dinosaurs were classed as large, quadrupedal sauropods. The shape of the teeth resembled that of turiasaurs. The teeth were strong, large, tall, and spear or spatulate-like. We don't know if they used to be slimy.

These dinosaurs belong to the Chordata phylum, and Dinosauria and Saurischia clade.

How many bones did a Neosodon have?

Only teeth were recovered for this Extinct genus of the sauropod clade.

How did they communicate?

The communication style of this herbivore sauropod animal is not known.

How big was the Neosodon?

These dinosaurs, depending on their classification as a part of the Saurischia and Dinosauria clade, would have been large in size.

How fast could a Neosodon move?

The speed by which these dinosaurs traveled is unclear.

How much did a Neosodon weigh?

The weight of the Neosodon has yet to be discovered.

What were the male and female names of the species?

Both sexes would be referred to as Neosodon.

What would you call a baby Neosodon?

The baby Neosodon would be considered a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

It is unclear how aggressive this Extinct genus of the sauropod family would have been. However, they were perhaps not predatory and they didn't use to bite.

Did You Know…

Fossils of Neosodon only include some teeth. They were quite rare species.

There is no official species name but sometimes the type species is referred to as Neosodon praecursor.

We've been unable to source an image of Neosodon and have used an image of a sauropod instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Neosodon, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

We've been unable to source an image of Neosodon and have used an image of sauropod instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Neosodon, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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