Astrodon was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Texas, Tahoua (Niger) and Virginia.

Quick facts about Astrodon:

  • Existed from 157.3 million years ago to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 28264.6 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 2000 mm long and 365 mm wide
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Astrodon was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. Patterson. 1955. A symmetrodont from the Early Cretaceous of northern Texas. Fieldiana: Zoology 37:689-693
  • A. F. d. Lapparent. 1958. Sur les Dinosauriens du "Continental intercalaire" du Sahara central [On the dinosaurs of the "Continental Intercalaire" of the central Sahara]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 246:1237-1240
  • R. L. Cifelli. 1997. First notice on Mesozoic mammals from Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geology Notes 57(1):4-17