About Altirhinus

Altirhinus is a typical iguanodontid. In fact, in 1952 it was originally named Iguanodon Orientalis. Scientists believed that it was in fact a sub-species of Iguanadon. As time went on, it became apparent that this dinosaur was actually a separate species. In 1998 it was renamed Altirhinus.

Altirhinus was a member of the Ornithopoda, or bird-foot group. These dinosaurs had feet similar to those of modern birds. In many ways this dinosaur resembled a camel.

Ornithopodas are among the most successful of all dinosaur groups, living for tens of millions of years.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
How do I pronounce Altirhinus?
What does the name Altirhinus mean?
High Snout
How long was Altirhinus?
26.00 feet 8.00 meters
How heavy was Altirhinus?
8000.00 pounds 4000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Altirhinus assigned to?
What did Altirhinus eat?
How many years ago did Altirhinus live?
150,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Altirhinus live?
Early To Mid-Cretaceous
Where did Altirhinus live?
Asia, Mongolia