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Polacanthus Fox 1866 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Nodosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52784

Alternative spelling: Polyacanthus

Synonym: Euacanthus Owen 1897 [objective synonym] (taxon 67855)

Full reference: W. Fox. 1866. On a new Wealden saurian named Polacanthus. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Birmingham 1865:56

Parent taxon: Nodosauridae according to F. Han et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Animantarx, Antarctopelta, Dongyangopelta, Edmontonia, Edmontoniinae, Gargoyleosaurus, Gastonia, Glyptodontopelta, Hoplitosaurus, Hylaeosaurus, Mymoorapelta, Nodosaurinae, Nodosaurus, Panoplosaurinae, Panoplosaurus, Pawpawsaurus, Peloroplites, Propanoplosaurus, Sauropelta, Sauropeltinae, Silvisaurus, Struthiosaurinae, Struthiosaurus, Taohelong, Tatankacephalus, Texasetes, Zhejiangosaurus, Hylosaurus

Subtaxa: Polacanthus foxii, Polacanthus rudgwickensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore