Fabrosaurus

Name: Fabrosaurus ‭(‬Fabre’s lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: ‭F‬ab-roe-sore-us.
Named By: Leonard Ginsburg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1964.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Genasauria,‭ ‬Fabrosauridae.
Species: F.‭ ‬australis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but comparison to Lesothosaurus would suggest a length of about‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter.
Known locations: South Africa.
Time period: Hettangian/Sinemurian of the Jurassic‭?
Fossil representation: A partial jaw and three teeth.

       Fabrosaurus has been widely considered to be a dubious genus due to the very incomplete nature of the type remains,‭ ‬a partial jaw and three teeth.‭ ‬The better known genus Lesothosaurus however has been speculated to be a synonym to Fabrosaurus,‭ ‬though the lack of remains for Fabrosaurus mean that such an observation remains only speculative.‭ ‬The lack of type remains for Fabrosaurus also mean that it would be very difficult to add new material to the genus unless a direct link to the holotype remains could be established‭ (‬i.e.‭ ‬further remains of the same individual with ideally a second individual supporting the find‭)‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Decouverte d’un Scelidosaurien‭ (‬Dinosaure ornithischien‭) ‬dans le Trias superieur du Basutoland‭"‬,‭ ‬Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences de Paris‭ ‬-‭ ‬258‭; ‬2366‭–‬2368‭ ‬-‭ ‬Leonard Ginsburg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1964.
-‭ ‬The Skull of Fabrosaurus australis,‭ ‬a Triassic ornithischian dinosaur,‭ ‬Richard A.‭ ‬Thulborn.



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