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Steropoides loripes Hitchcock 1848 (dinosaur)

Reptilia

PaleoDB taxon number: 155994

Alternative combination: Ornithopus loripes

Synonyms: Ornithichnites divaricatus Hitchcock 1837 (no. 156074), Ornithoidichnites divaricatus Hitchcock 1837 (no. 389180), Steropoides divaricatus Hitchcock 1837 (no. 156120), Tridentipes insignis Hitchcock 1858 (no. 155995)

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 Steropoides according to O. P. Hay 1930

Sister taxa: Steropoides elegans, Steropoides infelix, Steropoides ingens, Steropoides uncus, Steropezoum elegantius

Type specimens:

  • Steropoides loripes: Its type locality is Dexter Marsh's Quarry, Montague, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts
  • Steropoides divaricatus: Its type locality is Dexter Marsh's Quarry, Montague, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Tridentipes insignis: Its type locality is Dexter Marsh's Quarry, Montague, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

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