Spheroolithus albertensis Zelenitsky and Hills 1997 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Spheroolithidae

Full reference: D. K. Zelenitsky and L. V. Hills. 1997. Normal and pathological eggshells of Spheroolithus albertensis, oosp. nov., from the Oldman Formation (Judith River Group, Late Campanian), southern Alberta. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(1):167-171

Belongs to Spheroolithus according to A. G. Sell├ęs et al. 2014

See also Hirsch 2001, Jackson and Varricchio 2010, Moreno-Azanza et al. 2014, Zelenitsky 2000, Zelenitsky and Hills 1997 and Zelenitsky and Sloboda 2005

Sister taxa: Spheroolithus choteauensis, Spheroolithus europaeus, Spheroolithus irenensis, Spheroolithus jincunensis, Spheroolithus maiasauroides, Spheroolithus megadermus, Spheroolithus spheroides, Spheroolithus tenuicorticus, Paraspheroolithus yangchengensis, Paraspheroolithus sanwangbacunensis

Type specimen: RTMP 94.157.63, an egg. Its type locality is Devil's Coulee, which is in a Campanian terrestrial mudstone in the Oldman Formation of Canada.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (5: Alberta collections), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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