Paramacellodus oweni Hoffstetter 1967 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Paramacellodidae

Synonym: Becklesisaurus scincoides Hoffstetter 1967

Full reference: R. Hoffstetter. 1967. Coup d'oeil sur les Sauriens (lacertiliens) des couches de Purbeck (Jurassique supérieur d'Angleterre Résumé d'un Mémoire). Colloques Internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 163:349-371

Belongs to Paramacellodus according to R. Estes 1983

See also Evans and Searle 2002, Hoffstetter 1967 and Seiffert 1975

Sister taxa: Paramacellodus keebleri, Paramacellodus marocensis, Paramacellodus sinuosus

Type specimens:

  • Paramacellodus oweni: BMNH R8131-R8132, a mandible (part and counterpart of a right mandible). Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Becklesisaurus scincoides: BMNH R8082, a mandible (left mandible). Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Utah)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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