|This article is for a speculative species; a creature that has not been assigned to a taxon by any official media or material. This article may be deleted in the future for the sake of parsimony.|
Dryosaurus ("Oak lizard") was a genus of iguanodontid ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of North America. It's name comes from the forested habitat of the creature (though it is often assumed to be due to the vague oak-like shape of its cheek teeth). It is believed that it had certain structures in its cheeks in an attempt to prevent food loss while the animal was eating. It is believed to be one of the fastest dinosaurs in its habitat, likely using its speed to evade predators.
In The Land Before Time
A flock of Dryosaurus appear in the opening narration of The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, where they are seen being chased by a Tyrannosaurus