(strongly built lizard).
Named By: F. A. Pretto, M. C. Langer & C. L. Schultz - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha.
Species: B. agudoensis (type).
Size: Roughly estimated at about 2.5 meters long.
Known locations: Brazil - Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaws as well as partial post cranial skeleton including hind leg, pelvis, ribs, as well as dorsal (back), sacral (hip) and caudal (tail) vertebrae.
is a genus of sauropodomorph
dinosaur that lived in South America
during the late Triassic. Bagualosaurus seems to
have been somewhat
transitional in form in that the skull and tooth arrangement are like
those of later sauropodomorph dinosaurs such as Plateosaurus
yet the main body of Bagualosaurus is
as in earlier sauropodomorphs. The teeth of Bagualosaurus
are clearly those of a herbivore, strongly suggesting that
Bagualosaurus was an exclusive plant eater. With
individual of Bagualosaurus estimated at about two
and half meters
long, Bagualosaurus seems to have been one of the
- A new dinosaur (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic of Brazil provides insights on the evolution of sauropodomorph body plan. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 185(2):388-416. - F. A. Pretto, M. C. Langer & C. L. Schultz - 2018.