Ankylopollexia

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Ankylopollexia
Temporal range: Upper JurassicUpper Cretaceous
Iguanodon manus 1 NHM.jpg
hand of Iguanodon with fused thumb
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Ankylopollexia

Ankylopollexia is an extinct clade of dinosaurs within the Ornithischia. They lived from 156 to 66 million years ago.[1] The name stems from the Greek word, “ankylos”, meaning stiff, fused, and the Latin word, “pollex”, meaning thumb.[2] One of the most famous and most derived members of the Ankylopollexia clade is the Iguanodon. The Hadrosaurs are also in this group.

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  1. McDonald A.T. 2012. Phylogeny of Basal Iguanodonts (Dinosauria: Ornithischia): An Update. PLoS ONE 7 (5): e36745. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036745
  2. Sereno P.C. 1986. Phylogeny of the bird-hipped dinosaurs (order Ornithischia). National Geographic Research 2 (2): 234–56