Argoides minimus Hitchcock 1836

Reptilia - Saurischia

Alternative combinations: Argozoum minimum, Ornithichnites minimus, Ornithoidichnites minimus, Plesiornis minimus

Synonyms: Argoides isodactylatus Hitchcock 1841, Argoides isodactyletus Hitchcock 1841, Argozoum paridigitatum Hitchcock 1848, Ornithoidichnites isodactylus Hitchcock 1841, Plesiornis aequalipes Hitchcock 1858

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1836. Ornithichnology - description of the foot marks of birds, (Ornithichnites) on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts. The American Journal of Science and Arts 29(2):307-340

Belongs to Argoides according to H. Haubold 1971

See also Adams 1846, Buckland 1836, Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1836, Hitchcock 1837, Hitchcock 1837, Hitchcock 1841, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1871, Hitchcock 1889, Hitchcock 1898, Kuhn 1963, Lull 1904, Lull 1917, Lull 1953, Lyman 1894, Miller 1879, Quenstedt 1882 and Warren 1854

Sister taxa: Argoides macrodactylus, Argoides redfieldii, Argoides robustus

Type specimens:

  • Argoides minimus: AC 25/1, a footprint. Its type locality is Lily Pond Quarry, Gill, which is in a Hettangian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Turners Falls Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Argoides isodactyletus: Its type locality is Lily Pond Quarry, Gill, which is in a Hettangian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Turners Falls Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Argozoum paridigitatum:
  • Plesiornis aequalipes: AC 31/7, a footprint. Its type locality is Wethersfield tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Connecticut.

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (3: Connecticut, Massachusetts collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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