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Article: The Jurassic dinosaur Scelidosaurus harrisoni, Owen

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 11
Part: 1
Publication Date: March 1968
Page(s): 40 43
Author(s): B. H. Newman
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NEWMAN, B. H. 1968. The Jurassic dinosaur Scelidosaurus harrisoni, Owen. Palaeontology11, 1, 40–43.

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Scelidosaurus harrisoni Owen, the type species of the genus, is reconsidered using all available material. Evidence is given that the lectotype chosen by Lydekker is unsuitable, as it is a megalosaur, not an ornithischian, and it is proposed to make an application to the International Nomenclature Commission to designate an alternative specimen.
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