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Sauropodomorph dinosaur from ?Early Jurassic of Zambia (free pdf)



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A new paper in open access:

Jonah N. Choiniere (2015)
A sauropodomorph dinosaur from the ?Early Jurassic of Lusitu, Zambia.
Palaeontologia Africana 49: 42-52
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10539/17370
http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/17370

free pdf:
http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10539/17370/2015.v49.CHOINIERE_AND_BARRETT.SAUROPODOMORPH_ZAMBIA.pdf?sequence=3



Dinosaur material has been reported from Zambia but remains
undescribed. The first record, from the upper Luangwa Valley, was
mistakenly identified and pertains instead to indeterminate
dicynodonts. The only other report on Zambian dinosaur material
concerns associated partial hind limb and vertebral material collected
from an Upper Karoo sandstone in the vicinity of Lusitu. We provide a
description of this specimen, the first definitive dinosaur to be
reported from Zambia, and identify it as an indeterminate basal
sauropodomorph. Unfortunately, the precise age of the specimen remains
unknown, although an Early Jurassic age seems likely.