Named By: O. Mateus & M. T. Antunes - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Camptosauroidea, Camptosauridae.
Species: D. loureiroi (type).
Size: Roughly estimated to have been 3.5 meters in length.
Known locations: Portugal - Bombarral Formation.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeletal remains.
Draconyx is a genus of ornithischian dinosaur that lived in Portugal during the late Jurassic. Although the currently available fossils don’t reveal the whole skeleton, Draconyx still seems to have been similar to Camptosaurus, albeit a little smaller.
- Draconyx loureiroi, a new camptosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the Late Jurassic of Lourinhã, Portugal. - Annales de Paléontologie 87(1):61-73. - O. Mateus & M. T. Antunes - 2001.
- Dorsal rib histology of dinosaurs and a crocodylomorph from western Portugal: Skeletochronological implications on age determination and life history traits. - Comptes Rendus Palevol. - Katja Waskow & Octavio Mateus - 2017.