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Kyrgyzsaurus, new Triassic archosauromorph from Kyrgyzstan



From: Ben Creisler
bscreisler@yahoo.com
 
A new paper not yet mentioned on the DML:
 
V. R. Alifanov and E. N. Kurochkin (2011)
Kyrgyzsaurus bukhanchenkoi gen. et sp. nov., a new reptile from the Triassic of 
southwestern Kyrgyzstan. 
Paleontological Journal 45(6): 639-647
DOI: 10.1134/S0031030111060025 
http://www.springerlink.com/content/000822053j233n80/
 
A new reptile, Kyrgyzsaurus bukhanchenkoi gen. et sp. nov., from the Triassic 
(Madygen Formation) of southwestern Kyrgyzstan is described based on the 
anterior part of the skeleton (skull, cervical and anterior dorsal vertebrae, 
ribs, pectoral girdle) and skin imprints. This is the most archaic 
representative of the family Drepanosauridae (Archosauromorpha, Diapsida). The 
most prominent features of the new form are the shortened lower jaw, numerous 
teeth, granular body osteoderms, large supraorbital shelflike skin folds, and 
thick and extensive throat sac.