Dermal scutes from the Potrerillos Formation (Middle-Late Triassic) of Mendoza Province: evidence for aetosaurs?

Authors

  • Julia Brenda Desojo

Abstract

The rare archosaurian records from the Triassic Cuyo Basin include that of actosaurs in the Potrerillos Formation. This putative record was based on a pair of poorly preserved, isolated dermal scutes that were tentatively referred to a new species of Typothorax Cope. Examination of this material led to the conclusion that it is not referable to this North American genus; moreover, its attribution to Aetosauria is doubtful.

Author Biography

Julia Brenda Desojo

Licienciada en Biología con Orientación en Paleontología, estudiante de la Carrera de Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, UBA.

Published

2014-02-20

How to Cite

Desojo, J. B. (2014). Dermal scutes from the Potrerillos Formation (Middle-Late Triassic) of Mendoza Province: evidence for aetosaurs?. Ameghiniana, 38(3), 349-352. Retrieved from https://ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/2621

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