Aetosauroides

Name: Aetosauroides ‭(‬Aetosaurus-like‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ay-toe-saore-oy-deez.
Named By: R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Casamiquela‭ ‬-‭ ‬1960.
Synonyms: A.‭ ‬subsulcatus,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬inhamandensis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Aetosauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬scaglia‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: ‭H‬erbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ischigualasto Formation.
Time period: Carnian to Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of a few individuals.

       Potentially,‭ ‬Aetosauroides is one of the oldest aetosaurs currently known,‭ ‬and is comparable in age to other genera such as Stagonolepis and Aetobarbakinoides.‭ ‬In fact Aetosauroides has been suggested to be a synonym to Stagonolepis on more than one occasion,‭ ‬though the wider consensus is that it is actually a separate genus.‭ ‬As an aetosaur,‭ ‬Aetosauroides would have been a squat quadrupedal reptile that had a covering of bony osetoderm armour along its back to protect it from the teeth of predators.

Further reading
-‭ ‬South American occurrences of the Adamanian‭ (‬Late Triassic:‭ ‬latest Carnian‭) ‬index taxon Stagonolepis‭ (‬Archosauria:‭ ‬Aetosauria‭) ‬and their biochronological significance‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lucas‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
-‭ ‬Reassessment of the Aetosaur‭ "‬Desmatosuchus‭" ‬chamaensis with a reanalysis of the phylogeny of the Aetosauria‭ (‬Archosauria:Pseudosuchia‭) ‬-‭ ‬William G.‭ ‬Parker‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
-‭ ‬A reappraisal of the taxonomic status of Aetosauroides‭ (‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Aetosauria‭) ‬specimens from the Late Triassic of South America and their proposed synonymy with Stagonolepis‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Desojo‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.



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