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Temporal range:
Early Cretaceous, 140–135 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Nodosauridae
Subfamily: Polacanthinae
Genus: Polacanthoides
Nopsca, 1928
Type species
Polacanthoides ponderosus
Nopsca, 1928

Polacanthoides (meaning Polacanthus like) is an extinct genus of nodosaurid dinosaur from Europe. It lived about 140 to 135 million years ago in what is now England. It was named by Nopsca in 1928. The type specimen is BMNH 2584. It is a possible junior synonym of Hylaeosaurus and Polacanthus. It is now considered to be a nomen dubium or a chimera.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nopsca, F. (1928), "Palaeontological notes on reptiles." Geologica Hungarica, Series Palaeontologica, tomus, 1, -Pasc. 1, p. 1-84

External links[edit]

  • "Polacanthoides". Dinodata. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.