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Stormbergia dangershoeki, new Early Jurassic ornithischian from South Africa
Thank you to the kind soul who forwarded me this reference. I haven't seen
this article yet, but it looks interesting...
Butler, R.J. (2005). The 'fabrosaurid' ornithischian dinosaurs of the Upper
Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa and Lesotho. Zoological
Journal (London) 145: 175-218.
Abstract: "The Upper Elliot Formation of South Africa and Lesotho contains
the world's most diverse fauna of early Jurassic ornithischian dinosaurs.
Nevertheless, despite four decades of work on this fauna there remains
significant taxonomic confusion and many important specimens remain
undescribed. A review of the non-heterodontosaurid ('fabrosaurid')
ornithischians of the Upper Elliot Formation is presented, following
re-examination of all known ornithischian material from the Elliot
Formation. '_Fabrosaurus australis_' is based upon a single undiagnostic
dentary, and is here considered a nomen dubium. _Lesothosaurus
diagnosticus_ is considered to be valid and is rediagnosed based upon a
unique combination of plesiomorphic and derived characteristics.
_Stormbergia dangershoeki_ gen. et. sp. nov. is described from three partial
skeletons including numerous postcranial material. _Stormbergia
dangershoeki_ is significantly larger than previously described Elliot
Formation ornithischians, and can be recognized on the basis of a unique
combination of characters, the most important of which is the possession of
a distinctive tab-shaped obturator process on the ischium. A preliminary
systematic analysis is presented, the results of which differ significantly
from other recent ornithischian phylogenies."