Named By: K. Carpenter & Y. Ishida - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauira, Ornithishcia, Ornithopoda.
Species: P. galtoni (type).
Known locations: England - Wessex Formation.
Time period: Hauterivian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
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
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’.
- Early and ‘middle’ Cretaceous iguanodonts in time and space. - Journal of Iberian Geology 36(2):145-164. - K. Carpenter & Y. Ishida - 2010.