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meaning: "small skull"
Named By: F. E. Novas, A. V. Cambiaso & A. Ambrosio in 2004
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 96.2 Ma
Location: Argentina - Pari Aike Formation
Size: Roughly about 4 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ornithopoda | Iguanodontia |

Talenkauen (meaning "small skull" in Aonikenk, referring to the proportionally small skull) is a genus of basal iguanodont dinosaur from the Cenomanian-age Upper Cretaceous Pari Aike Formation of Lake Viedma, Santa Cruz, Argentina. It is based on MPM-10001, a partial articulated skeleton missing the rear part of the skull, the tail, and the hands. Its most unusual feature is the presence of several thin mineralized plates along the sides of the ribs.

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