Named By: Flávio Augusto Pretto, Rodrigo Temp Müller, Debora Moro, Maurício Silva Garcia, Voltaire Dutra Paes Neto & Átila Augusto Stock Da Rosa - 2022.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauriformes, Dracohors, Silesauridae.
Species: G. antiquus (type).
Known locations: Brazil - Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Ladinian/early Carnian Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
a genus of silesaurid that lived in South America during the Triassic.
At the time of its description, Gamatavus was
recognised as the
oldest known silesaurid from this continent.
- The oldest South American silesaurid: New remains from the Middle Triassic (Pinheiros-Chiniquá Sequence, Dinodontosaurus Assemblage Zone) increase the time range of silesaurid fossil record in southern Brazil. - Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 120 - Flávio Augusto Pretto, Rodrigo Temp Müller, Debora Moro, Maurício Silva Garcia, Voltaire Dutra Paes Neto & Átila Augusto Stock Da Rosa - 2022.