A Long-Snouted Protorosaur from the Middle Triassic of Southern China

  title={A Long-Snouted Protorosaur from the Middle Triassic of Southern China},
  author={Nicholas C. Fraser and Olivier Rieppel and Li(李淳) Chun},
ABSTRACT A new protorosaur is described on the basis of a single specimen from the Ladinian of southern China. Although it has been greatly crushed, it still preserves clear details of the skull and axial skeleton. It possesses a neck that is longer than the trunk and is similar to tanystropheids in having 12 or 13 cervicals. Unusual among protorosaurs, the new form has an elongate snout. It also lacks a clear thyroid fenestra, although there is a slight separation of the pubis and ischium… 
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