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The animal was named in 1856 by Joseph Leidy based on fragmentary fossils remains of seven teeth, one of which had a double root. Leidy choose the name Trachodon (which means "rough tooth").
Leidy himself later claim to the conclusion that the teeth were from more than one animal, and that Trachodon should be limited to the double-rooted tooth. Despite being historically important in taxonomy, and being widely known to the public at large, most paleontologists consider the genus Trachodon to be a "nomen dubium" (literally a "doubtful name" - a scientific name which is of unknown or doubtful application).
Trachodon was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 77 to 73 million years ago
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