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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 140 Ma
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Archosauria
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Ornithopoda
Clade: Ankylopollexia
Clade: Styracosterna
Genus: Hypselospinus
Norman, 2010
H. fittoni
Binomial name
Hypselospinus fittoni
(Lydekker, 1889 [originally Iguanodon fittoni])

Hypselospinus is a genus of iguanodontian dinosaur which was first described as a species of Iguanodon (I. fittoni) by Richard Lydekker in 1889, the specific name honouring William Henry Fitton.[1] Hypselospinus grew to be around 6 meters (19.7 ft) long.

Synonyms[change | change source]

  • Iguanodon fittoni (Lydekker, 1889) = Hypselospinus fittoni
  • Wadhurstia (Carpenter & Ishida, 2010) = Hypselospinus fittoni

References[change | change source]

  1. Lydekker, Richard (1889). "On the remains and affinities of five genera of Mesozoic reptiles". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. 45 (1–4): 41–59. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1889.045.01-04.04. S2CID 128586645.