Deltapodus

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Deltapodus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic–Upper Cretaceous
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Trace fossil classification edit
Ichnoclass: Reptilipedia
Ichnomagnorder: Ornithischipida
Ichnoorder: Stegosauripidii
Ichnofamily: Stegosauripodidae
Ichnogenus: Deltapodus

Deltapodus is an ichnogenus of footprint produced by a stegosaurian dinosaur[2] According to the main Stegosauria article:

"Purported stegosaurian dermal plate was reported from the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Kallamedu Formation (southern India); however, Galton & Ayyasami (2017) interpreted the specimen as a bone of a sauropod dinosaur. Nevertheless, the authors considered the survival of stegosaurians into the Maastrichtian to be possible, noting the presence of the stegosaurian ichnotaxon Deltapodus in the Maastrichtian Lameta Formation (western India).[3]".

It is known from Portugal, Spain, Morocco and United Kingdom.

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  1. ^ Peter M. Galton; Krishnan Ayyasami (2017). "Purported latest bone of a plated dinosaur (Ornithischia: Stegosauria), a "dermal plate" from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern India". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen. 285 (1): 91–96. doi:10.1127/njgpa/2017/0671.
  2. ^ Belvedere, M.; Mietto, P. (2010). "First evidence of stegosaurianDeltapodusfootprints in North Africa (Iouaridène Formation, Upper Jurassic, Morocco)". Palaeontology. 53: 233–240. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00928.x.
  3. ^ Peter M. Galton; Krishnan Ayyasami (2017). "Purported latest bone of a plated dinosaur (Ornithischia: Stegosauria), a "dermal plate" from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern India". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen. 285 (1): 91–96. doi:10.1127/njgpa/2017/0671.