Polacanthus foxii Fox 1866 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Nodosauridae

Alternative combination: Polacanthus foxi

Synonyms: Euacanthus vectianus Owen 1897 [objective synonym], Polacanthus becklesi Hennig 1924

Full reference: W. Fox. 1866. Duplicate. Geological Magazine 3:383

Belongs to Polacanthus according to M. K. Vickaryous et al. 2004

See also Abel 1908, Abel 1924, Anonymous 1932, Blows 1982, Blows 1983, Blows 1987, Blows 1996, Blows 1998, Blows 2001, Bodily 1970, Carpenter 2001, Carpenter et al. 2001, Cheevely and Chapman 1992, Ford 2000, Ford and Kirkland 2001, Fox 1866, Galton and Ayyasami 2017, Garcia and Pereda-Suberbiola 2003, Gasulla et al. 2011, Han et al. 2014, Hennig 1915, Hulke 1881, Jackson 1933, Kirkland et al. 2013, Kirkland and Loewen 2011, Knoll et al. 1998, Kuhn 1964, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1892, Maleev 1954, Maleev 1956, Molnar and Wiffen 1994, Naish and Martill 2007, Naish and Martill 2008, Norman 1997, Norman 2004, Pereda Suberbiola and Galton 2001, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 1999, Pereda-Suberbiola 1993, Pereda-Suberbiola 1994, Ruiz-OmeƱaca and Canudo 2003, Swinton 1934, Swinton 1936, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Tennyson 1897, Vickaryous and Ryan 1997 and Woodward and Sherborn 1890

Sister taxon: Polacanthus rudgwickensis

Type specimens:

  • Polacanthus foxii: BMNH R.175, a partial skeleton (scapulocoracoid). Its type locality is east of Barne's Chine (BMNH), which is in a Barremian/Aptian marine claystone in the Wessex Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Euacanthus vectianus: BMNH R.175, a partial skeleton.
  • Polacanthus becklesi: BMNH R.1926.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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