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RE: Eoraptor (Triassic sauropodomorph) described



Well that makes my library of dinosaur books all wrong!

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. [mailto:tholtz@umd.edu] 
Sent: 09 October 2013 19:42
To: john.bass@ntlworld.com; 'Ben Creisler'; dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: RE: Eoraptor (Triassic sauropodomorph) described

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf 
> Of John Hunt
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:33 PM
>
> When did Eoraptor become a sauropodomorph?
>

In the Late Triassic :-)

Okay, it was first formally hypothesized to be a basal sauropodomorph in the
paper describing Eodromaeus:

Ricardo N. Martinez, Paul C. Sereno, Oscar A. Alcober, Carina E. Colombi,
Paul R. Renne, Isabel P. Montañez and Brian S. Currie (2011). "A Basal
Dinosaur from the Dawn of the Dinosaur Era in Southwestern Pangaea". Science
331 (6014): 206?210.
doi:10.1126/science.1198467

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