Name: Leyesaurus.
Phonetic: Ley-e-sor-us.
Named By: C.‭ ‬Apaldetti,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martinez,‭ ‬O.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Alcober‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Pol‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: L.‭ ‬marayensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull 18 centimetres long. Total length estimated about ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quebrada del Barro Formation.
Time period: Usually credited as early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull,‭ ‬mandible and partial post cranial remains including vertebrae,‭ ‬pelvis,‭ ‬shoulder and a rib.

       Leyesaurus is a genus of small sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in South America around the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Predatory threats to Leyesaurus would have mostly come from theropod dinosaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new basal sauropodomorph‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Saurischia‭) ‬from Quebrada del Barro Formation‭ (‬Marayes-El Carrizal Basin‭)‬,‭ ‬Northwestern Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬6‭(‬11‭)‬:e26964:1-19.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Apaldetti,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martinez,‭ ‬O.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Alcober‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Pol‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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