|Scientific name :||Muttaburrasaurus langdoni|
|Name meaning :||Lizard from Muttaburra|
|Time period :||Mid Cretaceous|
|Primary diet :||Herbivore|
|In the programmes|
|Appearances :||Walking with Dinosaurs (Spirits of the Ice Forest)|
|In the books|
Muttaburrasaurus is a member of a large Iguanodont clade that ruled during the Cretaceous period. However, what makes Muttaburrasaurus special is that it lives in sub-polar rain forests on what will one day become the Australian continent. Unlike most of the Iguanodonts who preferred living in open woodland, this animal lived in the Antarctic/Australian jungle, where its coloration would've blend in, as shown in the series.
Even though a fully grown Muttaburrasaurus did not have any natural enemies, the hurt or older dinosaurs that could not defend against predators easily became prey of Polar Allosaurs, predators that are also inhabiting woods around polar regions.
Unlike most iguanodonts, it is actually fully bipedal. One of most distinguishing features of this animal is an inflatable sack at the nasal region, which males use for sexual display during mating seasons. Most of eerie sounds of polar forests are from large herds of muttaburrasaurs trampling across landscape.