Polacanthus Fox 1866 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Nodosauridae

Alternative spelling: Polyacanthus

Synonym: Euacanthus Owen 1897 [objective synonym]

Full reference: W. Fox. 1866. On a new Wealden saurian named Polacanthus. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Birmingham 1865:56

Parent taxon: Nodosauridae according to F. Han et al. 2014

See also Blows 1987, Blows 1996, Blows 1998, Blows 2001, Blows 2001, Carpenter 2001, Carpenter et al. 1996, Coombs 1978, Coombs 1978, Coombs and Deméré 1996, Cope 1870, Coria and Salgado 2001, Delair 1973, Dollo 1884, Dollo 1889, Ford 2000, Fox 1866, Galton 1983, Galton and Ayyasami 2017, Garcia and Pereda-Suberbiola 2003, Gasulla et al. 2011, Hennig 1915, Huene 1909, Huxley 1870, Joleaud 1922, Kilbourne and Carpenter 2005, Kirkland 1998, Kirkland et al. 2013, Kirkland and Loewen 2011, Knoll et al. 1998, Kuhn 1964, Lucas 1902, Lull 1921, Lull 1924, Lydekker 1888, Maleev 1954, Maleev 1956, Marsh 1880, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1896, Nopcsa 1902, Nopcsa 1915, Nopcsa 1928, Nopcsa 1929, Nopsca 1928, Pereda Suberbiola and Galton 1997, Pereda Suberbiola and Galton 2001, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 1999, Pereda-Suberbiola 1993, Pereda-Suberbiola 1994, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Sauvage 1882, Seeley 1892, Sereno 1986, Swinton 1936, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Tornier 1913, Tumanova 1987, Vickaryous et al. 2004, Vickaryous and Ryan 1997, von Zittel 1911, Wieland 1911 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Acantholipan, Animantarx, Antarctopelta, Borealopelta, Dongyangopelta, Edmontonia, Edmontoniinae, Gargoyleosaurus, Gastonia, Glyptodontopelta, Hoplitosaurus, Hoplosaurus, Hylaeosaurus, Invictarx, Mymoorapelta, Nodosaurinae, Nodosaurus, Panoplosaurinae, Panoplosaurus, Pawpawsaurus, Peloroplites, Propanoplosaurus, Sauropelta, Sauropeltinae, Silvisaurus, Struthiosaurinae, Struthiosaurus, Taohelong, Tatankacephalus, Texasetes, Zhejiangosaurus, Hylosaurus

Subtaxa: Polacanthus foxii Polacanthus rudgwickensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Spain (3 collections), the United Kingdom (11)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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