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Torilion platela vertebra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
clade: Dinosauria
Superorder: Ornithopodomorpha
Family: Iguanodontidae
Subfamily: Bariliuminae
Genus: Torilion
Carpenter and Ishida, 2010
Type species
Torilion platela?
Ishida et al., 2010
Referred Species
  • T. platela? Ishida et al., 2010
  • Iguanosaurus platela? Dollo, 1897
  • Hikanodon platela? Lydekker, 1887
  • Theriodontus dolphinus? Ritgen, 1828

Torilion is a genus of iguanodontian dinosaur which was first described as a species of Hikanodon (H. platela) by Richard Lydekker in 1887.


Torilion platela vertebra

In 2010 it was reclassified as a separate genus by Kenneth Carpenter and Yusuke Ishida, independently assigned to the new genus Torilion; It is known from two vertebrae, of which Lydekker described as Hikanodon platela, found near St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex, England, from the middle Valanginian-age Lower Cretaceous Wadhurst Clay.

A contemporary of Hypselospinus (also once thought to be a species of Iguanodon), Torilion was a robust iguanodontian estimated at 8 meters (26 ft) long.

Torilion is separated from Barilium on the basis of vertebral characters, size, and build. For example, Torilion was more hollow-boned than Barilium and Hypselospinus, whereas Hypselospinus is known for its "long, narrow, and steeply inclined neural spines".