Pantydraco

Name: Pantydraco ‭(‬Panty dragon‭).
Phonetic: Pan-tee-dray-co.
Named By: Galton,‭ ‬Kermack,‭ ‬Yates‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Synonyms: Thecodontosaurus caducus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: P.‭ ‬caducus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Type: Omnivore.
Size: Approx‭ ‬1.8‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: United Kingdom,‭ ‬Wales,‭ ‬Pantyffynnon quarry.
Time period: Rhaetian of the Triassic,‭ ‬possibly into the early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial skeleton including parts of the neck,‭ ‬shoulder girdle and upper arm‭ (‬humeri‭)‬.‭ ‬Material is probably from a juvenile specimen.

       Pantydraco was formerly known as Thecodontosaurus caducus,‭ ‬however re-examination of the many Thecodontosaurus species has resulted in many being regarded as synonyms or actually recognised as new animals,‭ ‬as is the case for Pantydraco.
       Named after the Pantyffynnon quarry where it was discovered,‭ ‬Pantydraco is thought to represent a basal sauropodomorph.‭ ‬For this reason it is considered to have most probably been omnivorous as it would represent the change from meat eating ancestors,‭ ‬to plant eating descendants.‭ ‬Pantydraco was also most likely to have still been primarily bipedal.



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