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Muttaburrasaurus on the move
Creature information
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 a short period of time in 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 the loud sounds of south australian polar forests are from large herds of muttaburrasaurs trampling across landscape.


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