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SELLACOXA

a plant-eating styracosternan iguanodont dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of England.
Pronunciation: SEL-uh-KOHK-suh
Meaning: Saddle hips
Author/s: Carpenter and Ishida (2010)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Utah, USA
Chart Position: 575

Sellacoxa pauli

Sellacoxa is based on a huge pelvis that was initially assigned to Iguanodon dawsoni.
(Paul's saddle hips)Etymology
Sellacoxa is derived from the Latin "sella" (saddle) and "coxa" (hips) in reference to the saddle-shaped ilium (uppermost hip bones).
The species epithet, pauli, honors Gregory S. Paul.
Discovery
The remains of Sellacoxa were discovered at Old Roar Quarry in the lower Wadhurst Clay (Hastings Beds Group), Silverhill, Hastings, East Sussex, by John Hopkinson in 1873.
The holotype (BMNH R 3788) includes the right ilium, pubis and ischium (hip bones), and a series of back and hip vertebrae.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Valanginian
Age range: 141-137 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 7 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 2 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Hopkinson, J. (1874) "Excursion to Eastbourne and St. Leonards".
• Carpenter, K. and Ishida, Y. (2010) "Early and "Middle" Cretaceous Iguanodonts in Time and Space".
• Norman, David B. (2010) "A taxonomy of iguanodontians (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the lower Wealden Group (Cretaceous: Valanginian) of southern England".
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To cite this page:
Atkinson, L. "SELLACOXA :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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