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Harpedactylus tenuissimus Hitchcock 1837 (dinosaur)

Reptilia

PaleoDB taxon number: 156005

Alternative combination: Sauroidichnites tenuissimus

Synonym: Harpedactylus gracilis Hitchcock 1848 (taxon 156006)

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1837. Fossil footsteps in sandstone and graywacke. The American Journal of Sciences and Arts 32:174-176

Belongs to Harpedactylus according to R. S. Lull 1904

Sister taxa: Harpedactylus crassus, Harpedactylus gracilior

Type specimens:

  • Harpedactylus tenuissimus: AC 27/8, a footprint. Its type locality is Wethersfield tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Connecticut.
  • Harpedactylus gracilis: Its type locality is below Turners Falls, tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

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