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Argoides minimus Hitchcock 1836 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 67383

Alternative combinations: Argozoum minimum, Ornithichnites minimus, Ornithoidichnites minimus, Plesiornis minimus

Synonyms: Argoides isodactylatus Hitchcock 1841 (no. 393814), Argoides isodactyletus Hitchcock 1841 (no. 141916), Argozoum paridigitatum Hitchcock 1848 (no. 141799), Ornithoidichnites isodactylus Hitchcock 1841 (no. 156069), Plesiornis aequalipes Hitchcock 1858 (no. 67379)

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1836. Ornithichnology - description of the foot marks of birds, (Ornithichnites) on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts. The American Journal of Science and Arts 29(2):307-340

Belongs to Argoides according to H. Haubold 1971

Sister taxa: Argoides macrodactylus, Argoides redfieldii, Argoides robustus

Type specimens:

  • Argoides minimus: AC 25/1, a footprint. Its type locality is Lily Pond Quarry, Gill, which is in a Hettangian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Turners Falls Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Argoides isodactyletus: Its type locality is Lily Pond Quarry, Gill, which is in a Hettangian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Turners Falls Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Argozoum paridigitatum:
  • Plesiornis aequalipes: AC 31/7, a footprint. Its type locality is Wethersfield tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Connecticut.

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