Lurdusaurus arenatus Taquet and Russell 1999 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia

Synonym: Gravisaurus tenerensis Chabli 1988 [objective synonym]

Full reference: P. Taquet and D. A. Russell. 1999. A massively-constructed iguanodont from Gadoufaoua, Lower Cretaceous of Niger. Annales de Paléontologie 85(1):85-96

Belongs to Lurdusaurus according to W. Zheng et al. 2013

See also Bertozzo et al. 2013, Carpenter and Ishida 2010, Fanti et al. 2016, McDonald et al. 2010, Norman 2004, Paul 2008, Pereda Suberbiola et al. 2006, Salisbury et al. 2016, Taquet and Russell 1999 and Wang et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Lurdusaurus arenatus: MNHN GDF 1700. Its type locality is Camp des deux arbres, Gadoufaoua, which is in an Albian terrestrial horizon in the Elrhaz Formation of Niger.
  • Gravisaurus tenerensis:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Camp des deux arbres, Gadoufaoua

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