Yaverlandia

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Yaverlandia
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
(unranked): ?Maniraptora
Family: unknown
Genus: Yaverlandia
Galton, 1971
Species
  • Y. bitholus Galton, 1971 (type)

Yaverlandia is a genus of theropod dinosaur. Known from a partial fossil skull found in Lower Cretaceous strata on the Isle of Wight, it was described as the earliest known member of the pachycephalosaurid family, but recent research by Darren Naish shows it to have actually been a theropod, seemingly a maniraptoran.[1] Yaverlandia was named from where it was found, Yaverland Point.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naish, Darren; and Martill, David M. (2008). "Dinosaurs of Great Britain and the role of the Geological Society of London in their discovery: Ornithischia". Journal of the Geological Society, London 165 (3): 613–623. doi:10.1144/0016-76492007-154.