Caseosaurus

Name: Caseosaurus ‭(‬Case’s lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Case-o-sore-us.
Named By: A.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Hunt,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lucas,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Sullivan‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lockley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinoauria,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Herrerasauridae.
Species: C.‭ ‬crosbyensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Up to about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA‭ ‬-‭ ‬Petrified Forest Formation.
Time period: Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial fossils.

       Caseosaurus is recorded as being a genus of small theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now the South Western USA back during the Triassic.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬since being named in‭ ‬1998,‭ ‬many have speculated that Caseosaurus may actually be synonymous with the genus Chindesaurus which was named earlier in‭ ‬1995.‭ ‬If true then fossils relating to Caseosaurus would be added to Chindesaurus since that was named first.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Late Triassic dinosaurs from the western United States.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Géobios‭ ‬31‭(‬4‭)‬:511-531.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Hunt,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lucas,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Sullivan‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Lockley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.



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