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Not seen this referred here yet, or am I suffering of a worsening case of
myopic? :)

Kutty, T. S., Chatterjee, S., Galton, P. M. & Upchurch, P., 2007: Basal
sauropodomorphs (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Lower Jurassic of India:
Their anatomy and relationships.
?Journal of Paleontology: Vol. 81, #6, pp. 1218-1240

Abstract: The Upper Dharmaram Formation (Lower Jurassic, Sinemurian) of
India has yielded three sauropodomorph dinosaurs, two new taxa and an
indeterminate one. Lamplughsaura dharmaramensis n. gen. and sp., represented
by several partial skeletons, is a heavily built quadrupedal form (body
length 10 m). Autapomorphies include teeth with strongly emarginated distal
edge; caudal cervical neural spines bearing a vertically oriented
ligamentous furrow on cranial and caudal surfaces and a transversely
expanded spine table; caudal neural spines bearing a craniodorsally directed
spur (proximal caudal vertebrae) or a large process (midcaudal vertebrae);
caudal neural spines shorter than transverse processes so former lost first
in passing along tail; and a plesiomorphy that is the nontrenchant form of
manual ungual I. The Indian dinosaurs were coded for two recent datamatrices
for basal sauropodomorphs. The results of this preliminary analysis indicate
that Lamplughsaura is either a basal Sauropoda or, less likely, based on
Templeton?s test, a stem sauropodomorph. The second large form, represented
by the proximal half of a femur, is a sauropodomorph that is more derived
than Saturnalia (Brazil) and Thecodontosaurus (Great Britain) from the Upper
Triassic. This is also true for the smaller (body length 4 m as adult)
Pradhania gracilis n. gen. and sp. which lies outside of the Sauropoda 
Plateosauria clade, so it is definitely a stem sauropodomorph. Pradhania is
known from fragmentary material; an autapomorphy is the very prominent
medial longitudinal ridge on the maxilla.


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