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Re: earliest herbivore
checking back into the Peabody collections with more care I come up
Anchisauripus exsertus branfordi Thorpe, 1929. HOLOTYPE
USA. Connecticut. New Haven Co. Collected: Yale 1928 North Branford
Excavation 4/30/1928. Triassic.
No sign of any dating from 1818 in the Yale collections. No notes about
change of spelling from your version to this version.
as an aside to the list: a few items in the Peabody collection are
labelled as HOLOTYPE. However a very few are labelled otherwise
what is a COTYPE? what is a SYNTYPE? what is a PLESIOTYPE?
If some pieces in the collection are labelled as MOLD I assume they are
a mold of the original. What does PU indicate?
> >From 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs' (Norman; 1985):
> The vast majority of all prosauropods known to date fall into this family
> which derives its name from Anchisaurus ('close reptile'), a small (8.2
> ft...long) lightly built prosauropod from early Jurassic rocks of the
> Connecticut Valley of eastern North America. The earliest discovery of
> Anchisaurus was made in 1818.
> There's a very elaborate story of how the various species got their names,
> including the renaming of anchisaurus major as ammosaurus major.
> At any rate, I was referring to an assertion I remember from a different book
> that the Connecticut anchisaurs were the first dinosaurs to follow a more or
> less exclusively vegetarian diet.