Named By: Matthew C. herne, Jay P. Nair, Alistair R. Evans & Alan M. Trait - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda.
Species: G. dorisae (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Australia, Victoria - Wonthaggi Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Complete left maxilla (tooth bearing bone of the upper jaw). Some teeth.
is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in Australia during the
early Cretaceous. The holotype for the genus is a hollow jaw bone,
and at the time of writing no other fossil remains are known for this
dinosaur. The name Galleoosaurus was chosen
because when the fossil
bone was held upside down its shape resembled the upturned hull of a
galleon, a type of wooden sailing ship.
- New small-bodied ornithopods (Dinosauria, Neornithischia) from the Early Cretaceous Wonthaggi Formation (Strzelecki Group) of the Australian-Antarctic rift system, with revision of Qantassaurus intrepidus Rich and Vickers-Rich, 1999. - Journal of Paleontology - Matthew C. herne, Jay P. Nair, Alistair R. Evans & Alan M. Trait - 2019.