Scelidosaurus harrisonii

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Scelidosaurus harrisonii


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: †Ornithischia
Subordo: †Thyreophora
Familia: †Scelidosauridae
Genus: †Scelidosaurus
Species: †Scelidosaurus harrisonii


  • Scelidosaurus harrisonii Owen, 1861: 1 [conserved name]

Lectotype: BMNH R.1111, skull and skeleton. [designated by Opinion 1788 (1994: 288)]

Type locality and horizon: Charmouth, West Dorset, England, United Kingdon; lower cliff face in a Sinemurian marine mudstone in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation.

Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology (Opinion 1788).


Primary references[edit]

  • Owen, R. 1861. A monograph of a fossil dinosaur (Scelidosaurus harrisonii, Owen) of the Lower Lias, part I. Monographs on the British fossil Reptilia from the Oolitic Formations 1: 1–14.
  • Charig, A.J. & Newman, B.H. 1992. Case 2857. Scelidosaurus harrisonii Owen, 1861 (Reptilia, Ornithischia): proposed replacement of inappropriate lectotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 49(4): 280–283. BHL Reference page
  • International Commisision on Zoological Nomenclature 1994. Opinion 1788. Scelidosaurus harrisonii Owen, 1861 (Reptilia, Ornithischia): lectotype replaced. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 51(3): 288. BHL Reference page

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