[N] 2003 Oldest generic name applied to a dinosaur fossil
The oldest species binominal of a dinosaur thus far discovered in the literature, named Rutellum by Lhuyd in 1699 preceding by nearly 60 years the origin of the Linnaean system and therefore not a scientifically valid name.
Rutellum Lhuyd, 1699 [nomen oblitum]
Brontosauria > Sauropoda > Cetiosauridae
Rutellum implicatum Lhuyd, 1699?
Jurassic > Thames gravels or Coral Rag
Europe > Great Britain > England > Oxfordshire > 8 km SW of Whitney > Carswell
Lhuyd, 1699 specimen #1352 (University of Oxford collection, lost) Hypodigm APK: \\\"Type\\\" tooth only, as reported and illustrated by Delair &
Sarjeant, 2002, identified as a cetiosaurid tooth
Delair, Justin B. & Sarjeant, William A. S., 2002. \\\"The earliest discoveries of dinosaurs; the records re-examined,\\\" Proceedings of the Geologists\\\'
Association 113: 185-197.
Lhuyd, E., 1699. Lithophylacii Britannici Ichnographia, sive, lapidium aliorumque fossilium Britannicorum singulari figura insignium, Gleditsch &
Weidmann, London [pagination not available].