Bentonyx (meaning "Michael J. Bentons' claw") is an extinct genus of rhynchosaur from the middle Triassic epoch of Devon, England. Its fossil, a well preserved skull, BRSUG 27200, was discovered in Otter Sandstone Formation (Anisian age) and was first assigned to Rhynchosaurus spenceri, that is known from 25 specimens. This species was reassigned to its own genus, Fodonyx, that described by David W. E. Hone and Michael J. Benton in 2008. More recently, this skull was reassigned to this genus by Max C. Langer, Felipe C. Montefeltro, David E. Hone, Robin Whatley and Cesar L. Schultz in 2010 and the type species is Bentonyx sidensis.
- ^ a b c Max C. Langer, Felipe C. Montefeltro, David E. Hone, Robin Whatley and Cesar L. Schultz (2010). "On Fodonyx spenceri and a new rhynchosaur from the Middle Triassic of Devon". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (6): 1884–1888. doi:10.1080/02724634.2010.521901. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a930464104~frm=titlelink.
- ^ David W. E. Hone and Michael J. Benton (2008). "A new genus of Rhynchosaur from the Middle Triassic of Suoth-West England". Paleontology 51 (1): 95–115. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00739.x. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00739.x/abstract#b6.
|This article about a prehistoric reptile is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!