Anomalipes
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Campanian
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Pedal elements
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Caenagnathidae
Genus: Anomalipes
Yu et al., 2018
Type species
Anomalipes zhaoi
Yu et al., 2018

Anomalipes zhaoi ("meaning Zhao Xijin's unusual foot") is an extinct caenagnathid dinosaur discovered in China. It lived Campanian eon (Late Cretaceous period). the Wangshi Group in China. It is the only species in the genus Anomalipes.[1]

Discovery

The remains of Anomalipes were discovered within a Shantungosaurus bonebed at the Kugou locality. The holotype (ZCDM V0020, housed at Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum, Zhucheng, Shandong) is an incomplete left hind-limb, including a partial left thigh, shin and shank, a complete metatarsal III and two toe bones.

Etymology

Anomalipes is derived from the Latin anomalus (peculiar, abnormal, not easily classified) and pes (foot), referring to the unusual shape of its foot. The species epithet, zhaoi, was named in honour of Zhao Xijin.

See also

References

  1. ^ Yilun Yu; Kebai Wang; Shuqing Chen; Corwin Sullivan; Shuo Wang; Peiye Wang; Xing Xu (2018). "A new caenagnathid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Wangshi Group of Shandong, China, with comments on size variation among oviraptorosaurs". Scientific Reports. 8: Article number 5030. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23252-2. PMC 5864915.