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Laosaurus celer Marsh 1878 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 52972

Alternative combinations: Laosaurus aler, Laosaurus seler

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1878. Notice of new dinosaurian reptiles. American Journal of Science and Arts 15:241-244

Belongs to Ornithopoda according to D. B. Norman et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Anomoepodidae, Bonaparteichnium, Brachypoda, Burianosaurus, Camptosaurichnus, Camptosauropus, Convolosaurus, Dakotasaurus, Diluvicursor, Dinosauropodes, Dolichopoda, Elasmaria, Euornithopoda, Fabrosauria, Gideonmantellia, Gilmoreosaurus arkhangelskyi, Goseongosauripus, Hypsiloichnus, Hypsilophodon wielandi, Iguanodontia, Iguanodontipodidae, Jiayinosauropus, Kalodontoidea, Laosaurus, Laosaurus minimus, Morrosaurus, Moyenisauropodidae, Ornithopoidea, Othnielia, Phyllodon, Psilotrisauropus, Siluosaurus, Taponichnus, Telosichnus, Tetrapodosauridae, Trachodontoidea, Unespichnium, Walmadanyichnus, Weewarrasaurus, Wintonopus

Type specimen: YPM 1874, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore