The earliest known sauropod dinosaur

@article{Buffetaut2000TheEK,
  title={The earliest known sauropod dinosaur},
  author={Eric Buffetaut and Varavudh Suteethorn and Gilles Cuny and Haiyan Tong and Jean Le Loeuff and Sasidhorn Khansubha and Sutee Jongautchariyakul},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={72-74}
}
Sauropods were a very successful group of dinosaurs during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, but their earlier history is poorly known. Until now, the earliest reported sauropod bones were from the Early Jurassic, and the only tentative evidence of earlier sauropods was in the form of controversial footprints. Here we report the discovery of an incomplete sauropod skeleton from the Late Triassic period of Thailand, which provides the first osteological evidence of pre-Jurassic sauropods… 
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