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Zalmoxes, named after the Dacian deity Zalmoxis, is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. This dinosaur is classified as a rhabdodontid iguanodont. Zalmoxes is a herbivorous dinosaur.

The type species is Z. robustus. A second described species is Z. shqiperorum. Both species were found in Romania. Additional fossils of this genus were found in Austria, and was formerly described as Mochlodon suessi.

Z. robustus
was 7 to 10 feet long. Z. shqiperorum was 13 to 15 feet long.

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