Ornithopus adamsanus Hitchcock 1848 (dinosaur)


Synonym: Ornithoidichnites danae Hitchcock 1844

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 Ornithopus according to E. Hitchcock 1848

See also Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1844 and Hitchcock 1845

Sister taxa: Sillimanius gracilior, Sillimanius tetradactylus, Ornithopus rectus

Type specimens:

  • Ornithopus adamsanus: no. 125, a footprint. Its type locality is Montague City, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.
  • Ornithoidichnites danae:


Distribution: found only at Montague City

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