Fruitadens was a omnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado.

Quick facts about Fruitadens:

  • Existed from Upper Jurassic Epoch to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 4 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Fruitadens was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • G. Callison. 1987. Fruita: a place for wee fossils. In W. R. Averett (ed.), Paleontology and Geology of the Dinosaur Triangle: Guidebook for 1987 Field Trip. Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction
  • T. E. Rasmussen and G. Callison. 1981. A new species of triconodont mammal from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado. Journal of Paleontology 55(3):628-634
  • R. J. Butler and P. M. Galton. 2010. A new Upper Jurassic heterodontosaurid from North America: lower limits of ornithischian dinosaur body size inferred from North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277:375-381