A Basal Dinosaur from the Dawn of the Dinosaur Era in Southwestern Pangaea

@article{Martnez2011ABD,
  title={A Basal Dinosaur from the Dawn of the Dinosaur Era in Southwestern Pangaea},
  author={Ricardo N. Mart{\'i}nez and P. Sereno and Oscar A. Alcober and C. Colombi and P. Renne and I. Monta{\~n}ez and B. Currie},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={206 - 210}
}
Two hundred thirty million years ago, in what is now Argentina, dinosaurs could be found as the dominant carnivores or as small herbivores. Upper Triassic rocks in northwestern Argentina preserve the most complete record of dinosaurs before their rise to dominance in the Early Jurassic. Here, we describe a previously unidentified basal theropod, reassess its contemporary Eoraptor as a basal sauropodomorph, divide the faunal record of the Ischigualasto Formation with biozones, and bracket the… Expand
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