Current knowledge of Late Jurassic ornithopod dinosaurs from Europe
Keywords:diversity, Dinosauria, Ornithopoda, Europe, Late Jurassic
AbstractThe ornithopod skeletal fossil record from the Upper Jurassic of Europe is more scarce and fragmentary than in North America, but showing a similar diversity. In Europe, most of the knowledge about this group of dinosaurs comes from finding in Portugal, Spain, UK, France, and Germany. In this work we concisely review the main discoveries in these regions. As result, we determined that Late Jurassic European ornithopod faunas were mainly composed by dryosaurids, non-styracosternan ankylopollexians, and perhaps other derived species.