|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|
|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.