A New Basal Sauropodomorph Dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa

  title={A New Basal Sauropodomorph Dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa},
  author={A. M. Yates and Matthew F. Bonnan and J. Neveling},
ABSTRACT A new basal sauropodornorph dinosaur, Arcusaurus pereirabdalorum, sp. nov., is named and described on the basis of a partial, disarticulated but associated skull and dispersed cranial and postcranial elements from at least two individuals. Arcusaurus is part of a distinctive local fauna from the upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) in the Senekal District, Free State, South Africa. It can be diagnosed by various details of the premaxilla, nasal, and dentary in the skull and the… CONTINUE READING


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