Spheroolithus irenensis Chao and Chiang 1974 (bird foot dinosaur)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Spheroolithidae

Alternative combinations: Oolithes irenensis, Paraspheroolithes irenensis, Paraspheroolithus irenensis

Full reference: T.-k. Chao and T.-k. Chiang. 1974. Microscopic studies on the dinosaurian egg-shells from Laiyang, Shanting province. Scientia Sinica 17(1):73-90

Belongs to Spheroolithus according to K. E. Mikhailov 2000

See also Chao and Chiang 1974, Currie and Eberth 1993, Fang et al. 2000, Jackson and Varricchio 2010, Jin 2008, Liang et al. 2009, Moreno-Azanza et al. 2014, Sell├ęs et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2012, Wang et al. 2016, Yang et al. 1986, Zhang et al. 2017, Zhao 1979, Zhao et al. 2013 and Zhou and Feng 2002

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

Type specimen: IVPP ?V-733, an egg

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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