Spheroolithus Zhao 1979 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Spheroolithidae

Alternative spelling: Sphereoolithus

Synonym: Paraspheroolithus Zhao 1979

Full reference: Z. Zhao. 1979. [Advances in the study of fossil dinosaur eggs in our country]. Mesozoic and Cenozoic red beds of South China; selected papers from the field conference on the South China Cretaceous-Early Tertiary red beds. Science Press, Beijing 330-340

Parent taxon: Spheroolithidae according to A. G. Sell├ęs et al. 2014

See also Fang et al. 2003, Jackson and Varricchio 2010, Liang et al. 2009, Liu et al. 2013, Mikhailov 2000, Mikhailov et al. 1994, Mohabey 2001, Moreno-Azanza et al. 2014, Zelenitsky and Hills 1997, Zhang et al. 2017, Zhao 1979, Zhao 1994 and Zhao et al. 2013

Sister taxon: Guegoolithus

Subtaxa: Paraspheroolithus sanwangbacunensis Paraspheroolithus yangchengensis Spheroolithus albertensis Spheroolithus choteauensis Spheroolithus europaeus Spheroolithus irenensis Spheroolithus jincunensis Spheroolithus maiasauroides Spheroolithus megadermus Spheroolithus spheroides Spheroolithus tenuicorticus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (5: Alberta collections), China (16), India (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Mongolia (2), Spain (1), United States (7: Montana, Utah)

Total: 34 collections including 39 occurrences

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