Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis Hooley 1925 (iguanodontid)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae

Alternative combination: Iguanodon atherfieldensis

Synonyms: Dollodon bampingi Paul 2008, Heterosaurus neocomiensis Cornuel 1850, Iguanodon gracilis Lydekker 1888, Mantellodon carpenteri Paul 2012, Sphenospondylus gracilis Lydekker 1888, Vectisaurus valdensis Hulke 1879

Full reference: R. W. Hooley. 1925. On the skeleton of Iguanodon atherfieldensis sp. nov., from the Wealden Shales of Atherfield (Isle of Wight). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, London 81(1):1-61

Belongs to Mantellisaurus according to D. B. Norman 2014

See also Bartholomai and Molnar 1981, Blows 1998, Buffetaut 1997, Buffetaut et al. 1991, Buffetaut et al. 1980, Carpenter and Ishida 2010, Casanovas et al. 1987, Contreras et al. 2007, Cornuel 1850, Cuenca-Bescós et al. 1999, Forster 1997, Frances and Sanz 1989, Galton 1975, Galton 1976, Galton 1994, Gasca et al. 2008, Gasulla et al. 2014, Gates et al. 2014, Gervais 1852, Gervais 1859, Godefroit et al. 1998, Godefroit and Knoll 2003, Hooley 1925, Hutt et al. 1996, Jurcsak and Popa 1979, Kim et al. 2009, Kuhn 1964, Lapparent 1947, Lapparent 1967, Lapparent and Stchepinsky 1968, Llandres Serrano et al. 2013, Lockley and Wright 2001, Lydekker 1888, Martin and Buffetaut 1992, McDonald et al. 2010, McDonald et al. 2010, McDonald et al. 2010, Molnar 1996, Naish and Martill 2007, Naish and Martill 2008, Norman 1987, Norman 1990, Norman 1997, Norman 2004, Norman 2010, Norman 2013, Norman and Weishampel 1990, Paul 2007, Paul 2008, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 1999, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 2006, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 2010, Pereda Suberbiola and Ruiz-Omeñaca 2013, Pereda-Suberbiola et al. 2011, Posmosanu 2003, Prieto-Márques et al. 2006, Prieto-Márquez 2011, Prieto-Marquez et al. 2012, Prieto-Márquez and Wagner 2010, Ramírez-Velasco et al. 2012, Ruiz-Omeñaca et al. 1998, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003, Ruiz-Omeñaca et al. 2008, Sánchez-Hernández et al. 2007, Sanz et al. 2014, Swinton 1933, Swinton 1934, Swinton 1936, Swinton 1970, Tallodi Posmosanu and Popa 1997, Verdú et al. 2015, Wang et al. 2011, Wang and Xu 2001, Weishampel and Bjork 1989, Weishampel et al. 1991, Weishampel and Weishampel 1983, Woodward and Sherborn 1890, You et al. 2005, Young 1944 and Zheng et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis: BMNH R5764, a skull (femur). Its type locality is cliff fall near Atherfield (BMNH), which is in a Hauterivian/Aptian terrestrial shale in the United Kingdom.
  • Dollodon bampingi: IRSNB 1551, a skeleton. Its type locality is Sainte-Barbe coal mine, Bernissart, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine - small claystone/bituminous coal in the Sainte-Barbe Clays Formation of Belgium.
  • Heterosaurus neocomiensis: Its type locality is Wassy quarry, which is in a Hauterivian shallow subtidal limestone in the Calcaires à Spatangues Formation of France.
  • Mantellodon carpenteri: NHMUK OR3471, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Rockhill Quarry, Maidstone Iguanodon, which is in an Aptian marine limestone in the Hythe Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Sphenospondylus gracilis: BMNH R.142.
  • Vectisaurus valdensis: BMNH R.2494-R.2499. Its type locality is cliff foot east of Brighstone (BMNH), which is in a Hauterivian/Barremian terrestrial claystone in the Wessex Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Cretaceous of Germany (1 collection), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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