Episode 368 is all about Hypselospinus, a relative of Iguanodon which has additionally passed by the names Darwinsaurus and Wadhurstia.
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On this episode, we talk about:
- We talk about the Non-Avian Theropod Systematics and the Paleopathology & Paleohistology periods from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual assembly supply
- An organization is planning to promote NFTs with the aim of shopping for a T. rex fossil supply
- Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France has illuminated dinosaurs on show supply
The dinosaur of the day: Hypselospinus
- Iguanodontian that lived within the Cretaceous in what’s now East Sussex, England (probably additionally from Spain)
- First described as a species of Iguanodon, by Richard Lydekker in 1889
- Seems to be just like Iguanodon, quadrupedal with a cumbersome physique and lengthy tail
- Kind species is Hypselospinus fittoni
- Genus identify means “excessive thorn”, and refers to its excessive vertebral spines
- Species identify is in honor of William Henry Fitton
- Calmly constructed
- Estimated to be 19.7 ft (6 m) lengthy
- Had “lengthy, slim, and steeply inclined neural spines”
- Had an oblong formed cranium and broad snout (for cropping crops)
- Fossils discovered close to Rye in 1866
- David Norman reclassified Hypselospinus as its personal genus in 2010
- Holotype contains left ilium, sacrum, tail vertebrae, and tooth
- Vertebrae had some distinctive options (sub-cylindrical centra and distinguished posterior chevron aspects)
- Later in 2010, Carpenter and Ishida reclassified Iguanodon fittoni to a brand new genus Wadhurstia. As a result of Hypselospinus was named first, Wadhurstia grew to become a junior goal synonym
- In 2012, Gregory Paul named Darwinsaurus evolutionis based mostly on a partial skeleton (fossils that was categorized as Iguanodon fittoni, that Richard Owen described in 1842), however not everybody agrees with this
- Darwinsaurus means “Darwin’s lizard”
- In 2015, Bexhill Museum within the UK had a Hypselospinus skeleton on show
- Based mostly on extra fossils discovered within the space, together with a properly preserved tail bone
- Skeleton had many of the bones, together with the legs and arms, however was lacking the thumb spike
- A specimen within the Pure Historical past Museum of London has been discovered with a partial proper forearm and thumb spike, round 3 in (8 cm) lengthy
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