First Valanginian Polacanthus foxii (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) from England, from the Lower Cretaceous of Bexhill, Sussex

  title={First Valanginian Polacanthus foxii (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) from England, from the Lower Cretaceous of Bexhill, Sussex},
  author={William T. Blows and Kerri Honeysett},
Osteology and Taxonomy of British Wealden Supergroup (Berriasian–Aptian) Ankylosaurs (Ornithischia, Ankylosauria)
ABSTRACT Ankylosaurs, dinosaurs possessing extensive body armor, were significant components of terrestrial ecosystems from the Middle Jurassic–latest Cretaceous. They diversified during the Early
A new early-branching armoured dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southwestern China
An early-diverging thyreophoran from the Lower Jurassic Fengjiahe Formation of Yunnan Province, China is described on the basis of an associated partial skeleton that includes skull, axial, limb and armour elements and can be diagnosed as a new taxon based on numerous cranial and postcranial autapomorphies.
English Wealden fossils: an update
Ankylosaurid dinosaur tail clubs evolved through stepwise acquisition of key features
New evidence from mid Cretaceous fossils from China suggests that the evolution of the tail club occurred at least 40 million years earlier, and in a stepwise manner, with early ankylosaurids evolving handle‐like vertebrae before the distal osteoderms enlarged and coossified to form a knob.
A new early branching armored dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southwestern China
This new taxon, Yuxisaurus kopchicki, represents the first valid thyreophoran dinosaur to be described from the Early Jurassic of Asia and confirms the rapid geographic spread and diversification of the clade after its first appearance in the Hettangian.
The phylogenetic nomenclature of ornithischian dinosaurs
The nomenclature of ornithischian dinosaur clades is revised; 76 preexisting ornithischerian clade names are revisited, their recent and historical use is reviewed, and their phylogenetic definitions are formally established.


A new species of Polacanthus (Ornithischia; Ankylosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous of Sussex, England
  • W. Blows
  • Geography, Biology
    Geological Magazine
  • 1996
Polacanthus rudgwickensis is larger than Polacanthus foxii, and there are significant differences in the dermal armour, the tibia and caudal vertebrae of the two species.
On the first partial skull of an ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight, southern England
Abstract The specimen is identified as the partial cranium of a nodosaurid ankylosaur (Ornithischia: Thyreophora) on the basis of the presence of bone which is fused to the dorsal surface of the
A Redescription of the Ankylosaurid Dinosaur Dyoplosaurus acutosquameus Parks, 1924 (Ornithischia: Ankylosauria) and a Revision of the Genus
It is possible that the fragmentary nature of the holotype of Euoplocephalus leads to the inference that the diversity of Late Cretaceous North American ankylosaurids is lower than it actually is, and it might be necessary to look beyond traditional cranial characters in order to accurately appraise the number and nature of various ankylassaurid taxa.
New Teeth of Nodosaurid Ankylosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Southern England
We present new nodosaurid teeth from the Valanginian of Bexhill, Sussex and the Barremian of the Isle of Wight, the first from the Lower Cretaceous of the United Kingdom. Teeth found during the
Hylaeosaurus, Polacanthus, and the systematics and stratigraphy of Wealden armoured dinosaurs
Abstract Two genera of armoured dinosaurs (Ankylosauria) are present in the Lower Cretaceous Wealden Beds of England. Polacanthus Owencan be distinguished from Hylaeosaurus Mantell on the basis of
Hands, Feet, and Behaviour in Pinacosaurus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauridae)
Structure of the manus and pes has long been a source of confusion in ankylosaurs, owing to the imperfect preservation or complete lack of these parts of the skeletons in most specimens, and the fact
III. Polacanthus Foxii, a large undescribed dinosaur from the Wealden formation in the Isle of Wight
  • J. Hulke
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
  • 1881
A description of the remains of a large Dinosaur, discovered in 1865 by the Rev. W. Fox, in a bed of shaly clay between Barnes and Cowleaze Chines, in the Isle of Wight. Head, neck, shoulder-girdle,
I. On the classification of the fossil animals commonly named Dinosauria
  • H. Seeley
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
  • 1888
Three classifications of the Dinosauria have been proposed, which differ from each other in the principles on which their authors proposed to make the divisions. First in time is Professor Cope’s