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Dacentrurus armatus Marsh 1877 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Stegosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56505

Alternative combinations: Omosaurus armatus, Osmosaurus armatus

Synonyms: Dacentrurus lennieri Nopcsa 1911 (no. 64542), Omosaurus lennieri Nopcsa 1911 (no. 56507)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1877. A new order of extinct Reptilia (Stegosauria) from the Jurassic of the Rocky Mountains. American Journal of Science and Arts 14:513-514

Belongs to Dacentrurus according to P. M. Galton 1990

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Dacentrurus armatus: BMNH 46013, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Swindon Brick and Tile Company brick pit, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine claystone in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Omosaurus lennieri: MHNH A, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Octeville beach, Cap de la Hève, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine lime mudstone in the Argiles d'Octeville Formation of France.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore