Buriolestes

Name: Buriolestes ‭(B‬uriol’s robber‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bur-e-ol-es-teez.
Named By: S.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Cabreira,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Dias-da-Silva,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Silva,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bronzati,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Marsola,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Müller,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Bittencourt,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Batista,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Raugust,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Carrilho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Brodt‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Langer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: B.‭ ‬schultzi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Holotype roughly about‭ ‬1.6-1.7‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaw,‭ ‬as well as partial post cranial skeleton including fore and hind limbs,‭ ‬shoulder,‭ ‬pelvis,‭ ‬and most of the tail.‭ ‬Fossil‭ ‬remains of more than one individual now known.




       The sauropodomorph dinosaurs are the missing links between earlier theropod dinosaurs,‭ ‬and later sauropod descendants.‭ ‬As a group they show a transition from a predatory carnivorous lifestyle,‭ ‬to an herbivorous one.‭ ‬Buriolestes is a sauropodomoprh dinosaur,‭ ‬yet the teeth and jaw structure are much more like those seen in meat eating theropod dinosaurs.‭
       Buriolestes was named alongside the dinosauromorph Ixalerpeton.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Unique Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage Reveals Dinosaur Ancestral Anatomy and Diet.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Current Biology‭ ‬26‭(‬22‭)‬:3090-3095.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Cabreira,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Dias-da-Silva,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Silva,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bronzati,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Marsola,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Müller,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Bittencourt,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Batista,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Raugust,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Carrilho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Brodt‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Langer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
- Early evolution of sauropodomorphs:‭ ‬anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of a remarkably well-preserved dinosaur from the Upper Triassic of southern Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.‭ ‬184‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬1187‭–‬124.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rodrigo T.‭ ‬Müller,‭ ‬Max C.‭ ‬Langer,‭ ‬Mario Bronzati,‭ ‬Cristian P.‭ ‬Pacheco,‭ ‬Sérgio‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Cabreira‭ & ‬Sérgio Dias-Da-Silva‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.



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