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Ornithopus adamsanus Hitchcock 1848 (dinosaur)


PaleoDB taxon number: 156071

Synonym: Ornithoidichnites danae Hitchcock 1844 (taxon 96923)

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 Ornithopus according to E. Hitchcock 1848

Sister taxa: Sillimanius gracilior, Sillimanius tetradactylus, Ornithopus rectus

Type specimens:

  • Ornithopus adamsanus: no. 125, a footprint. Its type locality is Montague City, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Ornithoidichnites danae: