a meat-eating maniraptoran theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of England.
for J. G. Wyley
Harrison and Walker (1973
The funny thing about Wyleyia is that it's known only from a funny bone (a humerus), and not a particularly good one at that. It was originally thought to be a bird, then a primitive coelurosaurian theropod, but now it appears to be a bird again, at least until better remains are forthcoming.
(For Wyley, from the Weald)Etymology
is named for J. G. Wyley who discovered its remains.
The species epithet
, is derived from the Latin "valdus" ("Weald" referring to the Weald clay) and "-ensis" (from, place of origin).
The remains of Wyleyia
were discovered in the Weald Clay of Henfield, Sussex, England.
(BMNH A3658) is a damaged partial humerus.
: Early Cretaceous
: 139-134 mya
Est. max. length
Est. max. hip height
Est. max. weight
• Vickaryous, M.K., Maryańska, T., and Weishampel, D.B. (2004)
"The Dinosauria: Second Edition
• Harrison, C.J.O. and Walker, C.A. (1973) "Wyleyia: a new bird humerus from the Lower Cretaceous of England
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