Pteropelyx

Pteropelyx grallipes

  • Pronounced:  tear - o- Pel - ix

  • Diet:  Herbivore(plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Wing Pelvis"

  • Length:  unknown

  • Height:  unknown

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  After Dinosaurs - 1888

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America

Pteropelyx was discovered in 1888 and named by the famous American fossil hunter E. D. Cope from the Philadelphia Academy of Science. Professor Cope was involved in a fierce rivalry, called the Bone Wars, with Professor Marsh from the Peabody Museum at Yale University to see who could find and name the most dinosaurs. In their rush to name new dinosaurs, they sometimes gave new names to dinosaurs that already had names. This is the case with Pteropelyx. The fossils were of a large duckbill found without a head. Later study showed that Pteropelyx is most likely a Corythosaurus.



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