Named By: Fraser, Padian, Walkden & Davis - 2002.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauromorpha. See main text for more details.
Species: A. cromhallensis (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: England, Avon.
Time period: Norian/Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
The genus Agnosphitys seems to be destined to cause a lot of confusion in the future. To start there is no universal agreement upon the classification of Agnosphitys with some considering it to be an archosaur, a dinosauromorph to even a distinct saurischian dinosaur. To further add to the controversy, there has even been suggestion that the holotype remains of Agnosphitys are a chimera, which means that they may be made up of the remains of more than one creature.
- Basal dinosauriform remains from Britain and the diagnosis of the Dinosauria, Fraser, Padian, Walkden & Davis - 2002.