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Valdosaurus canaliculatus Galton 1975 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Dryosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52886

Alternative combination: Dryosaurus canaliculatus

Synonyms: Camptosaurus valdensis Lydekker 1889 (no. 64521), Iguanodon valdensis Lydekker 1889 (no. 384502)

Full reference: P. M. Galton. 1975. English hypsilophodontid dinosaurs (Reptilia: Ornithischia). Palaeontology 18(4):741-752

Belongs to Valdosaurus according to W. Zheng et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Valdosaurus canaliculatus: BMNH R184, 185, a limb element (femur). Its type locality is Hypsilophodon Bed, Cowleaze Chine, which is in a Barremian terrestrial marl/claystone in the Wessex Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Camptosaurus valdensis: BMNH R.167, a limb element (femur).

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur 140.0 x 14.0

Estimated body mass: 7.92 kg based on femur length