Name: Guaibasaurus ‭(‬Guaiba lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gu-ay-bah-sore-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Ferigolo,‭ ‬and A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Ribeiro‭ ‬-‭ ‬1999.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Guaibasauridae.
Species: G.‭ ‬candelariensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Possibly up to 3 meters long.
Known locations: Brazil.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete and articulated post cranial skeleton and an almost complete hind‭ ‬limb.

       Guaibasaurus is known from fairly good remains,‭ ‬though the skull is unknown.‭ ‬When first described,‭ ‬Guaibasaurus was considered to be a potential theropod dinosaur,‭ ‬though later a similarity with the primitive sauropodomorph dinosaur Saturnalia was noted,‭ ‬and now Guaibasaurus is usually seen as a very primitive sauropodomorph dinosaur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new early Late Triassic saurischian dinosaur from Rio Grande do Sol state,‭ ‬Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium,‭ ‬National Science Museum Monographs‭ ‬15:89-109.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Ferigolo,‭ ‬and A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Ribeiro‭ ‬-‭ ‬1999.
-‭ ‬A new specimen of Guaibasaurus candelariensis‭ (‬basal Saurischia‭) ‬from the Late Triassic Caturrita Formation of southern Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Historical Biology,‭ ‬19‭(‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬73-82.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Brea,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Martinelli‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
-‭ ‬A reassessment of the basal dinosaur Guaibasaurus candelariensis,‭ ‬from the Late Triassic Caturrita Formation of south Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh‭ ‬101‭ (‬3‭–‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬301‭–‬332.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Max C.‭ ‬Langer,‭ ‬Jonathas S.‭ ‬Bittencourt‭ & ‬Cesar L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
-‭ ‬Guaibasaurus candelariensis‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia‭) ‬and the early origin of avian-like resting posture.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alcheringa‭ ‬36‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬263‭–‬267.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Agnolin‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Martinelli‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
- Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Sauropods and Other Sauropodomorphs. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 245. - Molina-Pérez & Larramendi - 2020.


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