Spheroolithus megadermus Young 1959 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Spheroolithidae

Alternative combination: Oolithes megadermus

Full reference: C.-C. Young. 1959. On a new fossil egg from Laiyang, Shantung. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 3(1):34-35

Belongs to Spheroolithus according to J.-Y. Liu et al. 2013

See also Borgomanero and Leonardi 1981, Chao 1980, Chao and Chiang 1974, Jackson and Varricchio 2010, Mikhailov 2000, Moreno-Azanza et al. 2014, Sell├ęs et al. 2014, Shen and Mateer 1992, Wang et al. 2012, Young 1959, Young 1965, Zhang et al. 2017, Zhao 1978, Zhao 1979 and Zhao et al. 2013

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is gully between Chiangchunting and Chaochun, Laiyang, which is in a Campanian terrestrial claystone in the Jingangkou Formation of China

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Cretaceous of China (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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