[D] Fulgurotherium australe [sG] [T]
Cretaceous Early Valanginian Hauterivian Barremian Aptian Albian
Ornithischia Ornithopoda Hypsilophodontidae
Griman Creek Formation, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales; Otway Group, Strzelecki Group, Victoria, Australia
Genus - Typespecies
Femoral fragments, isolated postcranial elements, ?teeth
Originally considered a small theropod dinosaur (Huene, 1932). The holotype is an abraded distal end of an opalized femur, but the recovery of additional partial femora from the same horizon established the hypsilophodontid affinities of Fulgurotherium (Molnar and Galton ,1986). The lateral condyle of the femur is narrow. The greater and lesser trochanters are separated by a shallow cleft.