Polemarchus gigas Hitchcock 1845 (dinosaur)

Reptilia

Synonyms: Sauroidichnites polemarchius Hitchcock 1837, Sauroidichnites polemarchus Hitchcock 1837

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1845. An attempt to name, classify, and describe, the animals that made the fossil footmarks of New England. Sixth Annual Meeeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, New Haven, CT. Abstract and Proceedings 23-25

Belongs to Polemarchus according to R. S. Lull 1904

See also Adams 1846, Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1837, Hitchcock 1841, Hitchcock 1844, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1871, Hitchcock 1889, Hitchcock 1898, Lull 1917, Lyman 1895 and Miller 1879

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Polemarchus gigas: AC 26/15-17, a footprint. Its type locality is Chicopee Falls tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian lacustrine - small shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Sauroidichnites polemarchius: Its type locality is Chicopee Falls tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian lacustrine - small shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (2: Massachusetts collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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