Platypterna digitigrada Hitchcock 1858 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1858. Ichnology of New England. A Report on the Sandstone of the Connecticut Valley, Especially its Fossil Footmarks, Made to the Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts xii-214

Belongs to Platypterna according to H. Haubold 1971

See also Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1858, Hitchcock 1871, Hitchcock 1889, Hitchcock 1898, Lull 1904, Lull 1917 and Lyman 1894

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Roswell Field's Orchard, Gill, 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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