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Femur of Valdosaurus nigeriensis
"Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris"

Fossil range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Infraorder: Iguanodontia
Family: Dryosauridae
Genus: Valdosaurus
Galton, 1977
  • V. canaliculatus (Galton, 1975 [originally Dryosaurus]) (type)
  • V. nigeriensis Galton and Taquet, 1982

Valdosaurus ("Weald Lizard") is a genus of small, bipedal herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur found on the Isle of Wight, elsewhere in Europe, and Africa. It lived during the Early Cretaceous. The type species, V. canaliculatus, was described in 1975 by Peter Galton as a species of Dryosaurus, but he later gave it its own genus. A second species, V. nigeriensis is known from Niger, but is based on partial fossils. Valdosaurus was an iguanodont.

See also

* Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight




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