Very late Eustreptospondylus update

It is now more than a year since I put up a post on the rather little-known British dinosaur Eustreptospondylus. A browse through some files today looking for something else turned up two more photos of the holotype remeains that I had intended to show and had clearly forgotten or overlooked. In the interest of getting them out there, here’s the pelvis and partial hindlimb  Ah, yeah, it’s not, it’s more Megalosaurus material – I’d stashed these in the wrong file. Thanks to the commenters for spotting the error.

5 Responses to “Very late Eustreptospondylus update”


  1. 1 Heinrich Mallison 12/04/2012 at 11:53 am

    Wow, much more left of that critter than I knew!

  2. 2 Paul Barrett 12/04/2012 at 3:29 pm

    Then you need to look at our monograph! Sadleir et al. (2008) Pal. Soc. Monograph. It’s the most complete Middle Jurassic theropod from Europe.

  3. 3 Michael 13/04/2012 at 5:38 pm

    Isn’t that Megalosaurus?

    • 4 Mickey Mortimer 16/04/2012 at 11:33 pm

      Good call. Specifically sacrum OUMNH J.13576, posterior dorsal OUMNH J.13577, ilium OUMNH J.13560, pubis OUMNH J.13563, femur OUMNH J.13561, metatarsal III OUMNH J.13569, several of which are Megalosaurus paralectotypes. The tibia’s probably OUMNH J.13562. You’d think the ischium would be OUMNH J.13565, but it doesn’t seem to match. I’m not sure about the lateral metatarsal.

      • 5 David Hone 17/04/2012 at 11:53 am

        Ah yes. Whoops. A lot of zooming in on an uncut photo reveals the letters ‘Meg’ at the edge. I’d stuck these in the wrong folder – my bad.


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