Primitive dinosaur skeleton from Argentina and the early evolution of Dinosauria

@article{Sereno1993PrimitiveDS,
  title={Primitive dinosaur skeleton from Argentina and the early evolution of Dinosauria},
  author={P. Sereno and C. Forster and R. R. Rogers and Alfredo M. Monetta},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={361},
  pages={64-66}
}
  • P. Sereno, C. Forster, +1 author Alfredo M. Monetta
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • WE report here the discovery of a primitive dinosaur skeleton from Upper Triassic strata in northwestern Argentina. The 1-m-long skeleton represents a new taxon, Eoraptor lunensis gen. et sp. nov., which is close to the predicted structure and size of the common dinosaurian ancestor1–5. The skull, which has a unique heterodont dentition, does not exhibit any of the specializations of the major dinosaurian clades (Ornithischia, Sauropodomorpha, Theropoda). The forelimbs are less than half the… CONTINUE READING
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