Revueltosaurus

Name: Revueltosaurus ‭(‬Revuelto lizard‭ ‬-‭ ‬derived from the Spanish word‭ ’‬revuelta‭’ ‬which means‭ ‘‬revoluton‭’)‬.
Phonetic: Re-vul-toe-sore-us.
Named By: Adrian P.‭ ‬Hunt‭ ‬-‭ ‬1989.
Synonyms: Galtonia,‭ ‬Krzyzanowskisaurus,‭ ‬Pekinosaurus,‭ ‬Thecodontosaurus gibbidens,‭ ‬Thecodontosaurus gibbidensis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Suchia.
Species: R.‭ ‬callenderi‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬olseni,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬hunti.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬including Arizona‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chinle Formation,‭ ‬New Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bull Canyon Formation,‭ ‬North Carolina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cumnock Formation,‭ ‬Pekin Formation,‭ ‬Redonda Formation,‭ ‬Pensylvania and Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tecovas Formation.
Time period: Carnian to Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Multiple individuals.

       To begin with,‭ ‬one of the most interesting facts about Revueltosaurus is that the genus was first believed to have represented a very primitive orithischian‭ (‬bird-hipped‭) ‬dinosaur.‭ ‬This is because when Revueltosaurus was first discovered the genus was only described by teeth,‭ ‬and these were very similar to the ornithiscian dinosaurs of the Jurassic.‭ ‬It was not until skull and post cranial skeletal remains were discovered that Revueltosaurus was realised to actually be a pseudosuchian,‭ ‬and not a dinosaur.‭ ‬The teeth of Revueltosaurus are serrated in a fashion similar to the herbivorous orithischian dinosaurs,‭ ‬and so it is reasonable to assume that Revueltosaurus also had a herbivorous preference.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new‭ ?‬ornithischian dinosaur from the Bull Canyon Formation‭ (‬Upper Triassic‭) ‬of east-central New Mexico.
-‭ ‬A revision of the Upper Triassic ornithischian dinosaur Revueltosaurus,‭ ‬with a description of a new species.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
-‭ ‬The Late Triassic pseudosuchian Revueltosaurus callenderi and its implications for the diversity of early ornithischian dinosaurs‭ ‬-‭ ‬William G.‭ ‬Parker,‭ ‬Randall B.‭ ‬Irmis,‭ ‬Sterling J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬Jeffrey W.‭ ‬Martz‭ & ‬Lori S.‭ ‬Browne‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
-‭ ‬A critical re-evaluation of the Late Triassic dinosaur taxa of North America‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sterling J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬Randall B.‭ ‬Irmis‭ & ‬William G.‭ ‬Parker‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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