Unaysaurus

Name: Unaysaurus ‭(‬Black water lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Oo-nay-sore-us
Named By: L.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Leal,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Azevodo,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Kellner‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬da Rosa‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Plateosauria,‭ ‬Plateosauridae.
Species: U.‭ ‬tolentinoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Caturrita Formation.
Time period: Late Carnian/early Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Unaysaurus is the first confirmed sauropodomorph dinosaur to be named from Brazil,‭ ‬though there is speculation that another genus named in‭ ‬1999‭ ‬called Teyuwasu might also be a sauropodomorph.‭ ‬The closest relative to Unaysaurus is thought to be the famous Plateosaurus from Germany.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new early dinosaur‭ (‬Sauropodomorpha‭) ‬from the Caturrita Formation‭ (‬Late Triassic‭) ‬-‭ ‬Paraná Basin,‭ ‬Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zootaxa‭ ‬690:‭ ‬1‭–‬24.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Leal,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Azevodo,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Kellner‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬da Rosa‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.



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