Spheroolithus spheroides Young 1954 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Spheroolithidae

Alternative combinations: Oolithes spheroides, Stalicoolithus spheroides

Synonyms: Oolithes chiangchiungtingensis Young 1954, Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingenesis Young 1954, Spheroolithus chiangchiungtingensis Young 1954

Full reference: C.-C. Young. 1954. Fossil reptilian eggs from Laiyang, Shantung, China. Scientia Sinica 3(4):505-522

Belongs to Spheroolithus according to J.-Y. Liu et al. 2013

See also Chao 1980, Chao and Chiang 1974, Cheng et al. 1973, Chow 1954, Hirsch 1989, Jackson and Varricchio 2010, Mikhailov 1991, Mikhailov 2000, Moreno-Azanza et al. 2014, Sell├ęs et al. 2014, Shen and Mateer 1992, Wang et al. 2012, Yang et al. 1986, Young 1954, Young 1959, Young 1965, Zhang et al. 2017, Zhao 1978, Zhao 1979 and Zhao et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Spheroolithus albertensis, Spheroolithus choteauensis, Spheroolithus europaeus, Spheroolithus irenensis, Spheroolithus jincunensis, Spheroolithus maiasauroides, Spheroolithus megadermus, Spheroolithus tenuicorticus, Paraspheroolithus yangchengensis, Paraspheroolithus sanwangbacunensis

Type specimens:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Cretaceous of China (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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