(rain maker lizard).
Named By: B. W. McPhee, M. F. Bonnan, A. M. Yates, J. Neveling & J. N. Choiniere - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropod.
Species: P. eocollum (type).
Known locations: South Africa - Elliot Formation.
Time period: Hettangian/Sinemurian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeletal remains of at least 2 subadult individuals.
Pulanesaura is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in South Africa during the early Jurassic. Though only known from partial remains and with much of the neck missing, available fossils do show that Pulanesaura was already developing the very long neck that would be a signature feature of the sauropods by the mid Jurassic.
- A new basal sauropod from the pre-Toarcian Jurassic of South Africa: evidence of niche-partitioning at the sauropodomorph–sauropod boundary?. - Scientific Reports 5:13224:1-12. - B. W. McPhee, M. F. Bonnan, A. M. Yates, J. Neveling & J. N. Choiniere - 2015.
- The osteology of Pulanesaura eocollum: implications for the inclusivity of Sauropoda (Dinosauria). - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. - Blair W. Mcphee & Jonah N Choiniere - 2017.