Velocipes

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Velocipes
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: ?Dinosauria
Order: ?Saurischia
Suborder: ?Theropoda
Genus: Velocipes
von Huene, 1932
Species
  • V. guerichi von Huene, 1932 (type)

Velocipes (meaning "quick foot") is a possible theropod dinosaur genus from the Late Triassic. Its fossils were found in Poland. It is not well known: in fact, the fossils are so poorly preserved that identification remains unclear. The type species, V. guerichi, was first described by von Huene in 1932. A later paper, published in 2000 by Rauhut and Hungerbuhler, classified the animal as an "indeterminate vertebrate".

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