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Platypterna concamerata Hitchcock 1848 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 141929

Alternative combination: Harpedactylus concameratus

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1848. An attempt to discriminate and describe the animals that made the fossil footmarks of the United States, and especially of New England. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, new series 3:129-256

Belongs to Platypterna according to H. Haubold 1971

Sister taxa: Platypterna deanii, Platypterna delicatula, Platypterna digitigrada, Platypterna gracillima, Platypterna lockatong, Platypterna recta, Platypterna tenuis, Platypterna varica

Type specimen: no. 180, a footprint. Its type locality is below Turners Falls, tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.