Harpedactylus tenuissimus Hitchcock 1837

Reptilia

Alternative combination: Sauroidichnites tenuissimus

Synonym: Harpedactylus gracilis Hitchcock 1848

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1837. Fossil footsteps in sandstone and graywacke. The American Journal of Sciences and Arts 32:174-176

Belongs to Harpedactylus according to R. S. Lull 1904

See also Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1837, Hitchcock 1841, Hitchcock 1844, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1871, Hitchcock 1889, Hitchcock 1898, Lull 1917 and Lyman 1894

Sister taxa: Harpedactylus crassus, Harpedactylus gracilior

Type specimens:

  • Harpedactylus tenuissimus: AC 27/8, a footprint. Its type locality is Wethersfield tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine shale/sandstone in the Portland Formation of Connecticut.
  • Harpedactylus gracilis: Its type locality is below Turners Falls, tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/shale in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (2: Connecticut, Massachusetts collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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