A New Basal Sauropodomorph Dinosaur from the Upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa

@inproceedings{Barrett2009ANB,
  title={A New Basal Sauropodomorph Dinosaur from the Upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa},
  author={P. Barrett},
  year={2009}
}
  • P. Barrett
  • Published 2009
  • Geology
  • ABSTRACT A new basal sauropodomorph dinosaur, Massospondylus kaalae sp. nov., is named on the basis of a partial skull from the upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of the Herschel District, South Africa. It can be distinguished from Massospondylus carinatus by a combination of character states relating to the proportions of the premaxilla, the presence of a strong ridge on the dorsolateral surface of the lacrimal, and the morphology of the braincase. The description of Massospondylus… CONTINUE READING
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