Continuing the dinosaur theme I thought I’d write about Iguanodon which is Illustrated below (bit of tradigital on this one for a change).
Iguanodon was the second dinosaur to be named in 1825. It lived during the early Cretaceous period and ate ferns and horsetails which it found in marshy land of the sub tropical environment.
There were no teeth at the front of its mouth where it had a bony beak, but its cheek teeth were strong and ridged. It was 9 metres long and 5 metres high (about as tall as a double decker bus).
Iguanodon moved on its two hind legs upright, but also walked on all fours every so often. It is thought that the spiky thumbs were used to fend off predators such as Megalosaurus.