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cymbospondylus new species
CYMBOSPONDYLUS FROM THE UPPER TIASSIC OF GUIZHOU, CHINA
LI Chun, YOU Hai-Lu
VERTABRATA PALASIATICA vol.40 NO.1 pp.9-16
A new species of Cymbospondylus is named and described on the
basis of two well-preserved skulls from Late Triassic Wayao Member
of the Falang Formation at Guanling, Guizhou Province.
The Prominent character of the new species is the teeth on the
lower jaw, which only exist on anterior half of the dentary.
Furthermore, it has large maxilla and relatively, has the smallest
orbit int the known ichthyosaurs. This is the latest occurrence of
the genus Cymbospondylus, which is previously known only from
the Middle Traissic of North America and Europe.
Cymbospondylus asiaticus sp. nov.