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Galveosaurus herreroi, new sauropod from the Late Jurassic of Spain

Sánchez-Hernández, B. (2005). _Galveosaurus herreroi_, a new sauropod dinosaur from Villar del
Arzobispo Formation (Tithonian-Berriasian) of Spain. Zootaxa 1034: 1?20.

(Sorry, all I have is the Abstract).

Abstract: The Galve fossil sites (province of Teruel, Spain) have provided many Mesozoic vertebrate
remains. Among these are isolated sauropod dinosaur bones, including one taxon reported only
from this locality, _Aragosaurus ischiaticus_. Here, a new species is named from the Tithonian deposits of the Villar del Arzobispo Formation, of Galve (Teruel province, Spain), _Galveosaurus herreroi_ gen. et sp. nov. It is represented by two humeri, one sternal plate, one ischium, one scapula, one cervical vertebra, one caudal dorsal vertebra, five caudal vertebrae, one Y-shaped chevron and some fragments of ribs. This new species is an eusauropod dinosaur that shows primitive features such as a slightly curved ischium with an unexpanded distal end, amphicoelous vertebrae, neural spine not bifid and an unforked chevron. It appears to be closer to cetiosaurid genera such as _Barapasaurus_ or _Cetiosaurus_. This new basal sauropod lived at the same time as the eusauropod _Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis_ from Portugal. These are both relict genera that survived in the Iberian Peninsula when more derived neosauropods, such as _Losillasaurus_ or _Dinheirosaurus_, had taken over other parts of Iberia.