Pronunciation: SEL-uh-KOHK-suh Meaning: Saddle hips Author/s: Carpenter and Ishida (2010) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Utah, USA Chart Position: 573
Sellacoxa is based on a huge pelvis that was initially assigned to Iguanodon dawsoni.
(Paul's saddle hips)EtymologySellacoxa 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.
DiscoveryThe 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.