|1st Species||Hippodraco scutodens|
|Time Range||126-124 mya|
|Location||United States of America|
|Name Meaning||Horse dragon|
|Physical Dimensions||4.5 meters long|
Hippodraco is an ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the United States of America. It was named in 2010 by Andrew T. McDonald and his crew. It was one of the many iguanodontians (advanced ornithopod dinosaurs) that roamed North America, and was discovered alongside Iguanacolossus.
Hippodraco was a bipedal ornithopod with a semi-bulky body, long forelimbs, long, muscular hindlimbs, a moderately long tail, and a large head with a small beak in front of its mouth. Its body would have been covered in scaly skin.
Hippodraco was an herbivore, feeding on leaves, horsetails, cycads, and conifers. Its round beak was used to strip leaves off branches, while the many teeth in the back of its mouth would grind together, processing the leaves.
So far, all we know about Hippodraco is that it may have been a primarily bipedal, swift-running animal, only going down on all fours when foraging for food.