|Named By:||G. S. Paul in 2008|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, Barremian|
|Location:||USA, South Dakota - Lakota Formation|
|Size:||Unknown due to lake of remains|
|Fossil(s):||Partial, incomplete skull|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ornithopoda ||
|Also known as:||| Iguanodon lakotaensis ||
Dakotadon is a genus of iguanodont dinosaur from the Barremian-age Lower Cretaceous Lakota Formation of South Dakota, USA, known from a partial skull. It was first described in 1989 as Iguanodon lakotaensis, by David B. Weishampel and Philip R. Bjork. Its assignment has been controversial. Some researchers suggest that "I." lakotaensis was more basal than I. bernissartensis, and related to Theiophytalia, but David Norman has suggested that it was a synonym of I. bernissartensis. Gregory S. Paul, working on a revision of iguanodont species, gave "I." lakotaensis its own genus (Dakotadon) in 2008.