A Complete Skeleton of a Late Triassic Saurischian and the Early Evolution of Dinosaurs

  title={A Complete Skeleton of a Late Triassic Saurischian and the Early Evolution of Dinosaurs},
  author={Sterling J. Nesbitt and Nathan D Smith and Randall B. Irmis and Alan H. Turner and Alex Downs and Mark A. Norell},
  pages={1530 - 1533}
Early Dinosaur Discovery Our understanding of the evolution of early dinosaurs is hampered by limited material, especially compared to the many Jurassic and Cretaceous samples. Nesbitt et al. (p. 1530) provide a complete view of a Late Triassic theropod based on several nearly complete skeletons from New Mexico. The dinosaur elucidates the likely relationships between early theropods and shows that some prominent features were already derived by this time. Comparison among Triassic dinosaur… 

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