Fun Diplotomodon Facts For Kids

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jul 27, 2022 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Apr 06, 2022
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Diplotomodon facts will increase your knowledge about dinosaurs.

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 Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Diplotomodon'?

Diplotomodon is pronounced as 'Di-plo-toe-moe-don'.

What type of dinosaur was a Diplotomodon?

Diplotomodon was possibly a theropod dinosaur.

In which geological period did the Diplotomodon roam the Earth?

The Diplotomodon belonged to the Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous period.

When did the Diplotomodon become Extinct?

It is unknown when Diplotomodon became Extinct.

Where did Diplotomodon live?

The carnivorous dinosaur named Diplotomodon lived in and around the region of what is now present-day New Jersey in North America.

What was the Diplotomodon's habitat?

Diplotomodon's habitat is not known at the moment.

Who did the Diplotomodon live with?

It is really difficult to point out whether the Diplotomodon lived in herds or individually, with the limited information that is available to us.

How long did a Diplotomodon live?

The lifespan of the species is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

This dinosaur was oviparous, and hence, reproduced by hatching eggs.

Diplotomodon Fun Facts

What did the Diplotomodon look like?

Only a single tooth of this creature was found during excavation. Hence, the appearance of this genus is difficult to create.

The generic name of Diplotomodon translates to 'double cutting tooth'.

How many bones did a Diplotomodon have?

The existence of the Diplotomodon fossil is limited to only one tooth. Hence, we do not know the number of bones it had.

How did they communicate?

Their method of communication is unknown.

How big was the Diplotomodon?

Without the availability of fossils, scientists find it difficult to measure any dinosaur. The same is the case with the Diplotomodon.

How fast could a Diplotomodon move?

The agility of the dinosaur has not yet been researched enough by scientists.

How much did a Diplotomodon weigh?

The weight of the dinosaur remains unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No separate names are given to male and female species of this dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Diplotomodon?

It can be called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

Their level of aggression is unknown.

Did You Know…

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.

We've been unable to source an image of Diplotomodon and have used an image of Dryptosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Diplotomodon, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

We've been unable to source an image of Diplotomodon and have used an image of Alectrosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Diplotomodon, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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