Tenontosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Texas, Utah and Texas.

Quick facts about Tenontosaurus:

  • Existed from 125.45 million years ago to Turonian Age
  • Lived in a sediment
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 600 kg
  • 77 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Tenontosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Tenontosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. M. Gignac and P. J. Makovicky. 2010. A description of Deinonychus antirrhopus bite marks and estimates of bite force using tooth indentation simulations. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(4):1169-1177
  • B. H. Slaughter. 1965. A therian from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Texas. Postilla 93:1-18
  • V. L. Santucci and J. I. Kirkland. 2010. An Overview of National Park Service Paleontological Resources from the Parks and Monuments in Utah. In D. A. Sprinkel, T. C. Chidsey, P. B. Anderson (eds.), Utah Geological Association Publication 28 (third edition) 28:589-623