Platypterna concamerata Hitchcock 1848 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Alternative combination: Harpedactylus concameratus

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1848. An attempt to discriminate and describe the animals that made the fossil footmarks of the United States, and especially of New England. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, new series 3:129-256

Belongs to Platypterna according to H. Haubold 1971

See also Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1848, Lull 1904 and Lull 1917

Sister taxa: Platypterna deanii, Platypterna delicatula, Platypterna digitigrada, Platypterna gracillima, Platypterna lockatong, Platypterna recta, Platypterna tenuis, Platypterna varica

Type specimen: no. 180, a footprint. Its type locality is below Turners Falls, tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (3: Massachusetts collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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