VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #17
Iguanodon dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
The next video in the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia series is now available on youtube. In this video, we bring you new and unknown facts about the dinosaur that is Iguanodon.
Iguanodon is a massive dinosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, approximately 126 to 122 million years ago. Although it is speculated that there were many species of this dinosaur, only a few are considered certain and many of the previously discovered species have been reclassified.
The first fossils of this dinosaur were found in 1820 in Sussex, England. Interestingly, only a few teeth of Iguanodon were found then. Later in 1834, a more complete skeleton was found in Kent, England, which was identified by the characteristic teeth of Iguanodon. Interestingly, some mistakes were made during the work on the skeleton. One of the mistakes made during the restoration of the skeleton was placing what was thought to be an Iguanodon horn on the nose. Then in 1878, the most complete remains of this dinosaur were found. The fossils were located in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. It is interesting to note that a total of 38 skeletons of this dinosaur were found, most of which belonged to adult specimens.
From the research carried out on the fossils, it can be learned that an adult Iguanodon weighed as much as 3.08 tons and measured about 10 meters in length. At this size, Iguanodon could measure up to 2.7 meters tall. The size of this dinosaur allows us to conclude that it was larger and heavier than current hippos, but slightly smaller and lighter than the average elephant. The arms of this dinosaur were long and strong with fairly stiff hands built so that the three middle fingers could bear weight.
Iguanodon’s food is still not exactly known today. The only thing that is certain is that the dinosaur was herbivorous. With its specific teeth, the animal could have fed on hard plant food. Additionally, it is believed that Iguanodon fed on twigs and shoots. It was also aided in acquiring food by its flexible little finger, which Iguanodon could use to manipulate objects.
As always, these are just some of the amazing facts about this massive dinosaur named Iguanodon. If you want to get more interesting facts, be sure to watch the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #17 video posted on the website and continue our VR 360 video education about dinosaurs. To learn more about dinosaurs, be sure to visit our YouTube channel where we’ll give you more facts about dinosaurs.