Eucercosaurus

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Eucercosaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Eucercosaurus tanyspondylus da Seeley.jpg
Vertebra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Genus: Eucercosaurus
Binomial name
Eucercosaurus tanyspondylus
Seeley, 1879

Eucercosaurus is the name given to a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. It was an ornithopod discovered in England and first described in 1879. The type species, Eucercosaurus tanyspondylus, was described by British paleontologist Harry Seeley in 1879. It is considered a dubious name, and was once considered an ankylosaur.

References[edit]

  • H. G. Seeley. 1879. On the Dinosauria of the Cambridge Greensand. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 35:591-636