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meaning: "Dakota tooth"
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
Diet: Herbivore
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.

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