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Iguanodon bernissartensis Boulenger 1881 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 58905

Alternative combination: Iguanodon bernissariensis

Synonyms: Dollodon seelyi Hulke 1882 (no. 290600), Iguanodon seeleyi Hulke 1882 (no. 322246), Iguanodon seelyi Hulke 1882 (no. 66858)

Full reference: G. A. Boulenger. 1881. Sur l'arc pelvien chez les dinosauriens de Bernissart [On the pelvic arch in the dinosaurs of Bernissart]. Bulletins de L'Académie royale de Belgique, 3eme série 1(5):1-11

Belongs to Iguanodon according to F. J. Verdú et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Iguanodon galvensis, Iguanodon major, Iguanodon mantelli, Streptospondylus recentior, Wealdenichnites iguanodontoides, Struthopus schaumburgensis

Type specimens:

  • Iguanodon bernissartensis: IRSNB 1534, a skeleton. Its type locality is Sainte-Barbe coal mine, Bernissart, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine - small claystone/bituminous coal in the Sainte-Barbe Clays Formation of Belgium.
  • Iguanodon seelyi: Its type locality is Brook Chine, Isle of Wight, which is in a Hauterivian/Aptian terrestrial claystone/claystone in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): coracoid 375.0 x 280.0, femur 1025.0 x 157.5, humerus 804.9 x 127.5, radius 509.6 x 65.0, scapula 944.7 x 15.5, tibia 905.0 x 127.4, ulna 645.0 x 8.0

Estimated body mass: 2.08 tons based on femur length