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Zalmoxes is an extinct genus of rhabdodontid ornithopod dinosaur from the Maastrichtian of Romania. The genus is known from specimens first named as the species Mochlodon robustum in 1899 by Franz Nopcsa before being reclassified as Rhabdodon robustum by him in 1915. In 1990 this name was corrected to Rhabdodon robustus by George Olshevsky, and in 2003 the species was once more reclassified, this time as the type species Zalmoxes robustusZalmoxes refers to the Dacian deity Zalmoxis, and robustus to the robustness of the remains. In 2003 another species was named, Zalmoxes shqiperorum, named for the Albanian name for Albanians.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: †Ornithischia
Suborder: †Ornithopoda
Family: †Rhabdodontidae
Genus: Zalmoxes

Weishampel et al. 2003

Type species
Zalmoxes robustus

(Nopcsa, 1899)

Species
  • Z. robustus (Nopcsa 1899)
  • Z. shqiperorum Weishampel et al. 2003
Synonyms
  • Onychosaurus Nopcsa 1902
Zalmoxes nihan

Skeleton of Zalmoxes shqiperorumin in Brussels





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