Ornithopsis hulkei Seeley 1870 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Alternative combinations: Ornithopsis hulkii, Pelorosaurus hulkei

Synonyms: Bothriospondylus magnus Owen 1875 [objective synonym], Chondrosteosaurus magnus Owen 1875 [objective synonym]

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1870. On Ornithopsis, a gigantic animal of the pterodactyle kind from the Wealden. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 4 5:279-283

Belongs to Ornithopsis according to P. Upchurch et al. 2004

See also Blows 1983, Blows 1995, Blows 1998, Cheevely and Chapman 1992, Cope 1870, Huene 1927, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1889, Lydekker 1892, Mannion 2010, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, McIntosh 1990, Naish and Martill 2007, Owen 1875, Owen 1876, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Sauvage 1876, Sauvage 1895, Sauvage 1900, Seeley 1870, Seeley 1880, Seeley 1889, Steel 1970, Swinton 1934, Swinton 1936, Tidwell et al. 1999, Van Den Broeck 1900, Woodward 1898, Woodward and Sherborn 1890 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Ornithopsis greppini, Ornithopsis leedsii

Type specimens:

  • Ornithopsis hulkei: BMNH 28632, a set of vertebrae (posterior dorsal vertebra)
  • Bothriospondylus magnus: BMNH.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Chilton, Isle of Wight (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

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