Adeopapposaurus

Name: Adeopapposaurus ‭(‬Far eating lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ad-e-o-pap-po-sore-us.
Named By: Ricardo N.‭ ‬Martinez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Massospondylidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬mognai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Adeopapposaurus mognai,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha‭)‬,‭ ‬with comments on adaptations of basal Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Ricardo N.‭ ‬Martinez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.




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