Sellacoxa

Name: Sellacoxa ‭(‬saddle hip‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sel-la-coks-ah.
Named By: Kenneth Carpenter‭ & ‬Yusuke Ishida‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithschia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Iguanodontia.
Species: S.‭ ‬pauli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: England,‭ ‬Sussex.
Time period: Valanginian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial hip remains including some vertebrae.

       The holotype fossils of Sellacoxa were originally found in‭ ‬1873‭ ‬by John Hopkinson not far from Hastings.‭ ‬They were re-named as a distinct genus of iguanodont dinosaur in‭ ‬2010‭ ‬by Kenneth Carpenter and Yusuke Ishida at the same time that they named another genus called Torilion.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬earlier in‭ ‬2010‭ ‬another paper written by David Norman was published in which the holotype fossil of Torilion had already been named as a new genus named Barilium.‭ ‬Further to this,‭ ‬Norman has claimed that the holotype of Sellacoxa is also a specimen of Barilium,‭ ‬which is why currently Sellacoxa has often appeared as a synonym to Barilium,‭ ‬even though it continues to be listed by others as a distinct genus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Excursion to Eastbourne and St.‭ ‬Leonards.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Geologists‭’ ‬Association‭ ‬3:‭ ‬211‭–‬214.‭ ‬John Hopkinson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1874.
-‭ ‬A taxonomy of iguanodontians‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithopoda‭) ‬from the lower Wealden Group‭ (‬Cretaceous:‭ ‬Valanginian‭) ‬of southern England.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zootaxa‭ ‬2489:‭ ‬47‭–‬66.‭ ‬David Norman‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
-‭ ‬Early and‭ “‬Middle‭” ‬Cretaceous Iguanodonts in Time and Space.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Iberian Geology,‭ ‬36‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬145-164.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kenneth Carpenter‭ & ‬Yusuke Ishida‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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