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Tenontosaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
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A restoration of Tenontosaurus tilletti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Ornithopoda
Genus: Tenontosaurus
Ostrom, 1970
Species: T. tilletti
Binomial name
Tenontosaurus tilletti
Ostrom, 1970

Tenontosaurus was an Ornithopod that lived during the Early Cretaceous period in North America. It was mostly prey for Deinonychus and Acrocanthosaurus

Popular Culture

Acrocantosaurus vs Tenontosaurus2

A Tenontosaurus being attacked by an Acrocanthosaurus

  • Tenontosaurus appeared in Jurassic Fight Club where a pack of Deinonychus ambushed a herd and seperated one away to kill.
  • In Jurassic Park I the comic, Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler had found Tenontosaurus fossils and Dr. Grant theorizes that these bones were the last meal of a fossilised pack of Velociraptor (which is actually a reclassified Deinonychus in this comic series) that they had just uncovered.
  • Tenontosaurus was planned to appear in the game Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. For unknown reasons, the development of Tenontosaurus was terminated.
  • In the Jurassic Park novel, Alan Grant mentions Tenontosaurus when he is explaining to Ian Malcolm about coordinated attacking behavior in raptors. He states that it would be one of the prey items that Velociraptor (reclassified Deinonychus in the novels) would hunt and kill.
  • Tenontosaurus will be in Jurassic World: Alive. It inaccurately has a much shorter tail than in life.