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Valdoraptor oweni Lydekker 1889 (ornithomimosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 68142

Alternative combinations: Altispinax oweni, Megalosaurus oweni, Streptospondylus oweni

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. Note on some points in the nomenclature of fossil reptiles and amphibians, with preliminary notices of two new species. Geological Magazine, decade 3 6:325-326

Belongs to Ornithomimosauria according to R. Allain et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Arkansaurus, Beishanlong, Coelosaurus, Deinocheirus, Garudimimidae, Garudimimus, Harpymimidae, Harpymimus, Hexing, Kinnareemimus, Ornithomimidae, Ornithomimoidea, Pelecanimimus, Shenzhousaurus, Struthiomimus, Thecocoelurus, Thecocoelurus daviesi, Valdoraptor

Type specimen: BMNH R2559, a set of limb elements. Its type locality is Cuckfield (general) [BMNH], which is in a Valanginian/Hauterivian terrestrial horizon in the Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore