Species: polyodon PEREZ-MORENO, SANZ, BUSCALLONI, MORATALLA, ORTEGA & RASSKIN-GUTMAN,
Etymology: Polys (Greek), many and odous (Greek) Teeth, because of its large number of teeth.
Holotype: Museo de Cuenca, Cuenca, Spain, provisionally housed in the Unidad de Paleontologia of the Universidad Autonomous de Madrid Spain., LH 7777
Locality: Las Hoyas fossil site, La Cierva Township, 20 km east of Cuenca, in the Castellan Branch of the Iberian Range, Cuenca Province, Spain.
Horizon: Calizas de La Huerguina Formation.
Age: Upper Hauterivian Stage, Late Neocomian subepoch-Lower Barremian Stage, Early Gallic subepoch, Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.
Material: Articulated anterior half of the skeleton, including skull with 7 in premaxilla, 30 in maxilla and 75 in dentary, complete cervical and almost complete dorsal vertebral series, ribs, pectoral girdle, sternum, right forelimb and nearly complete left forelimb. Also impressions below the skull the skull, running below the neck and around the right humerus and elbow, the probably correspond to integumenatry structures. they are composed of a primary system of subparellel fibers arranged perpendicular to the bone surface, and a less conspicuous secondary system parrell to it.
Note: As per TAQUET & RUSSELL, 1998 believe Pelecanimimus may be a spinosaur
mimicking an ornithimimid.