Cetiosauriscus

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Cetiosauriscus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 168–163 Ma
Composite photograph showing Alfred Leeds standing next to the mounted arm and rear skeleton of Cetiosauriscus, from soon before 1905
Composite photo of the mounted holotype skeleton soon before display in 1905
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Gravisauria
Clade: Eusauropoda
Genus: Cetiosauriscus
von Huene, 1927
Species:
C. stewarti
Binomial name
Cetiosauriscus stewarti

Cetiosauriscus is a sauropod dinosaur that lived between 166 and 164 million years ago during the Middle Jurassic in what is now England. The fossil was originally confused with Cetiosaurus, a similar sauropod. [1]

Cetiosauriscus was discovered in May 1898 by clay workers south of Peterborough and east of the Great Northern Railway. Pits in this region expose the fossil-rich sedimentary rocks of the marine Oxford Clay, one of the classic geological formations of British palaeontology.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Charig A.J. 1980. A diplodocid sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous of England. In Jacobs L.L. Aspects of Vertebrate History: Essays in Honor of Edwin Harris Colbert. Museum of Northern Arizona Press, pp. 231–244. ISBN 978-0-897-34053-3
  2. Smith, J.B. (1997). "Oxford Clay". In Currie, P.J.; Padian, K. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. pp. 509–510. ISBN 978-0-12-226810-6.