Name: Archaeodontosaurus ‭(‬Ancient toothed lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ar-kay-o-dont-o-sore-us.
Named By: Eric Buffetaut‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Classification: Chordarta,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda.
Species: A.‭ ‬descouensi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Madagascar.
Time period: Bathonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Although not well known,‭ ‬Archaeodontosaurus is of interest because the genus appears to have been a sauropod while retaining sauropodomorph‭ (‬porsauropod‭) ‬like teeth.‭ ‬This might not be that unusual when you think that sauropods were descended from the sauropodmorphs,‭ ‬but in Archaeodontosaurus it seems that even though the body was changing,‭ ‬the diet was still largely the same.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new sauropod dinosaur with prosauropod-like teeth from the Middle Jurassic of Madagascar,‭ ‬Eric Buffetaut‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.


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