(Far eating lizard).
Named By: Ricardo N. Martinez - 2009.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Massospondylidae.
Species: A. mognai (type).
Size: About 3 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina, San Juan Province - Canon del Colorado Formation.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Several individuals, represented by partial remains.
Initially considered to be a Southern population of Massospondylus, Adeopapposaurus was established as an independent genus in 2009. Adeopapposaurus is an unusual sauropodomorph since it appears to have had a keratinous beak to its mouth. If correct, then this may have been a feeding specialisation for snipping off foliage from plants.
- Adeopapposaurus mognai, gen. et sp. nov. (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha), with comments on adaptations of basal Sauropodomorpha, Ricardo N. Martinez - 2009.