[D] Podokesaurus holykensis [sG] [T]
Jurassic Early ?Pliensbachian Toarcian
Saurischia Theropoda Ceratosauria Podokesauridae
Portland Formation, Massachusetts, US
Genus - Typespecies
Incompleet fragmantary skeleton found by Mt.Holyoke College professor Mignon Talbot and described by her in 1911. The headless postcranial specimen was destroyed in a fire in the Mt. Holyoke College collection, but casts where made. Probably a juvenile individual.
The type material comprises a series of caudal dorsals and distal caudals, a partial humerus, ribs, pubis, ischium, femora, metatarsals, pedal phalanges and possible skull fragments. The original specimens were destroyed by fire, though casts are preserved in the collections of the Peabody Museum (Yale University)
The type material was recorvered from a glacially transported boulder in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Lull (1953) believed that this boulder originated within the Portland Formation (?Pliensbachian Toarchian) Possible subjective synonym of Coelophysis