Altispinax

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Altispinax
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 140–133 Ma
Becklespinax.jpg
Holotype (NHMUK R1828) illustrated c. 1850s
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Infraorder: Carnosauria
Genus: Altispinax
von Huene, 1923
Species:
A. dunkeri
Binomial name
Altispinax dunkeri
von Huene, 1923
Synonyms
  • Acrocanthosaurus altispinax Paul, 1988
  • Altispinax altispinax Paul, 1988
  • Altispinax lydekkerhueneorum Pickering, 1995
  • Becklespinax altispinax Paul, 1988

Altispinax (meaning "with high spines") is an predatory theropod dinosaur that lived near Sussex, England. It lived during the Early Cretaceous, about 137 million years ago. It was closely related to Becklespinax, another dinosaur from Sussex.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Re: _Becklespinax_". Archives of the DINOSAUR Mailing List. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 18 Feb 1997. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. Naish, D. 2010. "Pneumaticity, the early years: Wealden Supergroup dinosaurs and the hypothesis of saurischian pneumaticity". In: Moody, R. T. J., Buffetaut, E., Naish, D. & Martill, D. M. (eds) Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: A Historical Perspective. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 343, pp. 229-236