Name: Proplanicoxa ‭(‬Before Planicoxa‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pro-plan-e-coks-ah.
Named By: K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Ishida‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauira,‭ ‬Ornithishcia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: P.‭ ‬galtoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Wessex Formation.
Time period: Hauterivian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Proplanicoxa is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived in what is now England during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬So far this dinosaur is only known from partial skeletal remains,‭ ‬and there is even speculation that Proplanicoxa may actually be synonymous with Mantellisaurus.
       Proplanicoxa was named for its similarity to the genus Planicoxa while also recognising that the genus may have lived before,‭ ‬hence the name Proplanicoxa which can be translated as‭ ‘‬before Planicoxa‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Early and‭ ‘‬middle‭’ ‬Cretaceous iguanodonts in time and space.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Iberian Geology‭ ‬36‭(‬2‭)‬:145-164.‭ ‬-‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Ishida‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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