Solving a dinosaurian puzzle: the identity of Aliwalia rex Galton

  title={Solving a dinosaurian puzzle: the identity of Aliwalia rex Galton},
  author={Adam Michael Yates},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={123 - 93}
  • A. Yates
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Historical Biology
Eucnemesaurus fortis Van Hoepen 1920 from the Late Triassic of South Africa is demonstrated to be the senior synonym of the puzzling dinosaur taxon Aliwalia rex Galton 1985. A new specimen of this poorly-known taxon is described. Eucnemesaurus is clearly a sauropodomorph and increases the diversity of sauropodomorph taxa in the South African Late Triassic to six. It shares a number of femoral synapomorphies with Riojasaurus from the Late Triassic of Argentina and Riojasauridae tax. nov. is… 

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