Dryptosaurus aquilunguis Cope 1866 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Alternative combination: Laelaps aquilunguis

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1866. [On the remains of a gigantic extinct dinosaur, from the Cretaceous Green Sand of New Jersey]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 18:275-279

Belongs to Dryptosaurus according to T. R. Holtz 2004

See also Baird and Horner 1977, Baird and Horner 1979, Cannon 1906, Carr et al. 2017, Carr et al. 2011, Cope 1866, Cope 1867, Cope 1867, Cope 1867, Cope 1868, Cope 1869, Cope 1869, Cope 1870, Cope 1875, Cope 1875, Cope 1876, Depéret 1896, Depéret and Savornin 1925, Depéret and Savornin 1928, Elzanowski and Wellnhofer 1993, Gallagher 1984, Gauthier 1986, Gilmore 1921, Gilmore 1946, Hay 1902, Holtz 1998, Huene 1923, Huene 1926, Huene 1927, Lambe 1904, Lambe 1905, Lydekker 1888, Marsh 1877, Miller 1962, Miller 1955, Molnar 1974, Molnar 1980, Molnar and Pledge 1980, Paul 1988, Rapp 1944, Russell 1930, Steel 1970, Stromer 1931, Weishampel 2006, Woodward 1885, Yun 2017 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxon: Laelaps explanatus

Type specimen: ANSP 9995, a partial skeleton (mandible, clavicles, both humeri, femur, tibia, fibula, phalanges, lumbar, sacral, and caudal vertebrae). Its type locality is West Jersey Marl Company's Pit, Barnsboro, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone/marl in the New Egypt Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur circumference 279.4, fibula circumference 270.0, humerus circumference 136.5, tibia circumference 258.0

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (2: New Jersey collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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