Trisha Shetty

Capitalsaurus

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Capitalsaurus imagesdinosaurpicturesorgCapitalsaurusba2bjpg
Similar  Camposaurus, Cedarpelta, Betasuchus, Caseosaurus, Dryptosauroides

Obm dinosaur capitalsaurus


"Capitalsaurus" is the informal genus name given to the species formerly known as Creosaurus potens and Dryptosaurus potens, a dinosaur from the Arundel Formation of North America. The only known specimen was discovered in Washington, DC. It was a theropod, and it lived during the Cretaceous. It is a nomen nudum, the name having never been formally published.

"Capitalsaurus" was discovered in January 1898 at the intersection of First and F Streets S.E., in the District of Columbia - an intersection now designated as Capitalsaurus Court. It was not uncovered by any paleontological activity, but as a by-product of sewer work.

The "Capitalsaurus" is the official dinosaur of the District of Columbia.

The only known specimen of "Capitalsaurus" consists of part of a single vertebra. Some paleontologists feel that this is insufficient justification for a name that suggests an entire genus, and that "Capitalsaurus" is merely an undetermined theropod. Others note that this is hardly the only dinosaur with a common name that does not helpfully reflect its taxonomy.

References

Capitalsaurus Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Betasuchus
Camposaurus
Caseosaurus
Topics