Name: Sarcolestes ‭(‬Flesh theif‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sar-co-les-teez.
Named By: Richard Lydekker‭ ‬-‭ ‬1893.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria.
Species: S.‭ ‬leedsi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Oxford Clay Formation.
Time period: Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial mandible‭ (‬lower jaw‭)‬.

       Sarcolestes is a genus of ankylosaur that‭ ‬lived in England during the mid-Jurassic.‭ ‬Unfortunately the only part of this dinosaur that is known is a lower jaw bone,‭ ‬so it is difficult to infer much more about this dinosaur.‭ ‬The lack of fossil remains has also cast doubt upon the validity of this genus,‭ ‬which is why some list it as a Nomen dubium.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On the jaw of a new carnivorous dinosaur from the Oxford Clay of Peterborough.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London‭ ‬49:284-287.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Richard Lydekker‭ ‬-‭ ‬1893.


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