A New Middle Triassic Eosauropterygian (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from Southwestern China

@inproceedings{Jiang2008ANM,
  title={A New Middle Triassic Eosauropterygian (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from Southwestern China},
  author={Da-yong Jiang and Olivier. Rieppel and Ryosuke Motani and Wei-cheng Hao and Yuanlin Sun and Lars Schmitz and Zuo-Yu Sun},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract A new eosauropterygian genus and species is described from the middle Anisian (Middle Triassic) of Panxian (Guizhou Province, southwestern China). The new taxon is characterized by an unique specialization of the jaws that form an elongate pointed rostrum furnished with numerous small, monocuspid and vertically oriented teeth with a basally expanded crown and pointed tip, which is quite unlike any other sauropterygian known. Other diagnostic characters include: frontals paired… CONTINUE READING

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