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Magulodon

"Magulodon" is the name given to an as yet undescribed genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian to Albian stages, approximately 112 million years ago). It was a possible ornithischian, either an ornithopod or basal ceratopsian, which lived in what is now Maryland, in the United States. The type species, "Magulodon muirkirkensis", was coined by Kranz in 1996.[1] It is a tooth taxon, based solely on a single tooth. Since it has not been formally described, it is also a nomen nudum. However, it was considered to be an indeterminate specimen in a paper which cited the intended type specimen but avoided using the name to prevent taxonomic clutter,[2] so it would probably be regarded as a dubious name if it were to be formally published.

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  1. ^ Kranz, P. (1996). Notes on the sedimentary iron ores of Maryland and their dinosaurian faunas. Maryland Geological Survey Special Publications 3:87-115.
  2. ^ Chinnery, B.J., Lipka, T.R., Kirkland, J.I., Parrish, J.M., and Brett-Surman, M.K. (1998). Neoceratopsian teeth from the Lower Cretaceous of North America. In: Kirkland, J.I., and Estep, J.W. (eds.). Lower Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 14:297-302.

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