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Acaenasuchus geoffreyi (Archosauria:Aetosauria) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Group: Juvenile of Desmatosuchus haplocerus

@inproceedings{Heckert2010AcaenasuchusG,
  title={Acaenasuchus geoffreyi (Archosauria:Aetosauria) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Group: Juvenile of Desmatosuchus haplocerus},
  author={Andrew B. Heckert},
  year={2010}
}
Aetosaur scutes assigned to Acaenasuchus geoffreyi Long and Murry, 1995, are juvenile scutes of Desmatosuchus haplocerus (Cope, 1892), so A. geoffreyi is a junior subjective synonym of D. haplocerus. Scutes previously assigned to Acaenasuchus lack anterior bars and a strong radial pattern of elongate pits and ridges, but do possess an anterior lamina and a raised boss emanating from the mid-dorsal surface of the scute. Desmatosuchus is the only aetosaur with this combination of features, and… 

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