Hypsilophodon was a herbivore/omnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Arad (Romania), Castile-La Mancha (Spain) and Metropolitan France (France).

Quick facts about Hypsilophodon:

  • Existed from Lower Cretaceous Epoch to 100.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 13 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Hypsilophodon was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. Buffetaut and R. L. E. Ford. 1979. The crocodilian Bernissartia in the Wealden of the Isle of Wight . Palaeontology 22(4):905-912
  • R. Owen. 1855. Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations. Part II. Dinosauria (Iguanodon). [Wealden]. The Palaeontographical Society, London 1854:1-54
  • J. I. Ruiz-Omeñaca and J. I. Canudo. 1996. Dientes de dinosaurios ornitópodos en el Barremiense superior de Castellote y Mas de las Matas (Teruel) [Ornithopod dinosaur teeth in the Upper Barremian of Castellote and Mas de las Matas (Teruel)]. Tomo Estraordinario, 125 Aniversario de la RSEHN. Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Madrid