EL HALLAZGO DEL PRIMER NIDO DE DINOSAURIOS TRIASICOS, (SAURISCHIA, PROSAUROPODA), TRIASICO SUPERIOR DE PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

Authors

  • J. F. Bonaparte
  • Vince Martin

Abstract

Several in complete skeletons of juvenile Prosauropoda and two eggs were recovered from Upper Triassic beds of Southern Patagonia. The specimens are refered to a new genus and species, Mussaurus patagonicus, showing a mixed picture of anatomical affinities. Fore lirnbs, pelvis and hind limb are tipically Prosauropoda; the short cervical vertebrae resemble those of the Middle Triassic thecodont Lagosuchus, and some characters of the skull suggest relationships with both Prosauropoda and Sauropoda. Tentatively a new family of Prosauropoda is proposed to include this new species.

Published

2013-09-05

How to Cite

Bonaparte, J. F., & Martin, V. (2013). EL HALLAZGO DEL PRIMER NIDO DE DINOSAURIOS TRIASICOS, (SAURISCHIA, PROSAUROPODA), TRIASICO SUPERIOR DE PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA. Ameghiniana, 16(1-2), 173-182. Retrieved from https://ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/1586

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