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Struthiosaurus austriacus Bunzel 1871 (ornithischian)

Amniota - Dinosauria - Nodosauridae

Synonyms: Crataeomus lepidophorus Seeley 1881, Crataeomus lopidophorus Seeley 1881, Crataeomus pawlowitschii Seeley 1881, Danubiosaurus anceps Bunzel 1871, Hoplosaurus insignis Seeley 1881, Hoplosaurus ischyrus Seeley 1881, Leipsanosaurus noricus Nopcsa 1918, Pleuropeltus suessi Seeley 1881, Pleuropeltus suessii Seeley 1881, Struthiosaurus lepidophorus Seeley 1881, Struthiosaurus noricus Nopcsa 1918, Struthiosaurus pawlovitschi Seeley 1881, Struthiosaurus pawlowitchi Seeley 1881, Struthiosaurus pawlowitschii Seeley 1881

Full reference: E. Bunzel. 1871. Die Reptilfauna der Gosauformation in der Neuen Welt bei Weiner-Neustadt. Abhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt 5:1-18

Belongs to Struthiosaurus according to A. Osi and E. Prondvai 2013

Sister taxa: Struthiosaurus languedocensis, Struthiosaurus lugdunensis, Struthiosaurus transylvanicus

Type specimens:

  • Struthiosaurus austriacus: PIWU 2349/6, a skull. Its type locality is Muthmannsdorf, which is in a Campanian estuary/bay coal/sandstone in the Grünbach Formation of Austria.
  • Crataeomus lepidophorus: Its type locality is Muthmannsdorf, which is in a Campanian estuary/bay coal/sandstone in the Grünbach Formation of Austria.
  • Crataeomus pawlowitschii: Its type locality is Muthmannsdorf, which is in a Campanian estuary/bay coal/sandstone in the Grünbach Formation of Austria.
  • Danubiosaurus anceps: PIWU. Its type locality is Muthmannsdorf, which is in a Campanian estuary/bay coal/sandstone in the Grünbach Formation of Austria.
  • Hoplosaurus ischyrus: PIUW 2349/uncatalogued. Its type locality is Weiner Neustadt 2 (PIUW), which is in a Campanian terrestrial claystone in the Coal-Bearing Complex Formation of Austria.
  • Leipsanosaurus noricus: NHM 1861.I.46, a tooth. Its type locality is Frankenhof, Piesting, which is in a Campanian terrestrial horizon in the Coal-Bearing Complex Formation of Austria.
  • Pleuropeltus suessii: Its type locality is Muthmannsdorf, which is in a Campanian estuary/bay coal/sandstone in the Grünbach Formation of Austria.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore