New species

Although my primary work is on the behaviour and ecology of extinct animals, I have also been a lead or co-author on a number of scientific publications naming a number of dinosaurs and other taxa.

Reconstruction of Zhuchengtyrannus magnus by Bob Nicholls (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Zhuchengtyrannus magnus by Bob Nicholls (used with permission).

Dinosaurs:

Anchiornis huxleyi  –  An especially bird-like feathered dinosaur close to the origin of birds.

Ceratosuchops infernodias –  A second new spinosaur from the UK.

Linhenykus monodactylus  – A small bird-like dinosaur with just one finger on each hand.

Linheraptor exquisitus   –  A carnivorous dinosaur and very close relative of Velociraptor.  

Limusaurus inextricabilis  – The first herbivorous form known from a carnivorous group.

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Linhenykus monodactylus by Julius Csotonyi (used with permission).

Riparovenator milnerae  –  A predatory spinosaur from the UK.

Shaochilong  maortuensis  –  The first carcharodontosaur identified from Asia.    

Wulatelong gobiensis  –  An oviraptorosaur from the Gobi desert.

Xixianykus zhangi  – One of the earliest alvarezsaurid dinosaurs.

Zhanghenglong yangchengensis – A late surviving hadrosauroid from central China.

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus  – A giant Tyrannosaurus-sized carnivore from China.

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Bellubrunnus rothgaengeri by Matt van Rooijen (used with permission).

Pterosaurs:

Bellubrunnus rothgaengeri  – A tiny pterosaur from Germany with unusual, forward-directed wingtips.

Cascocauda rong – A tiny and juvenile anuroganthid from the Jurassic of China.

Cryodrakon boreas – A giant azhdarchid from Canada known from a well-preserved partial skeleton.

Luchibang  xingzhe  – The most complete istiodactylid ever found and one with unusually long legs and large feet.

Luopterus  mutoudengensis  – A small anuroganthid pterosaur from China.

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Others:

Bentonyx sidensis  – A rhynchosaur named after my PhD supervisor.

Fodonyx spenceri  –  A rhynchosaurian reptile from the south coast of England.