Named By: Susannah C. R. Maidment, Thomas J. Raven, Driss Ouarhache, Paul M. Barrett - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Stegosauria, Stegosauridae, Dacentrurinae.
Species: A. boulahfa (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of overall remains. Humerus 61 centimetres long.
Known locations: Morocco - El Mers II Formation.
Time period: Bathonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Scattered partial remains from several individuals, including vertebrae a humerus (upper arm bone).
known only from very few fossils, Adratiklit is
the first known
example of dacentrurine stegosaur
from North Africa. At the time of
naming however, we do not know other details such as the type and
extent of plates and spikes that would have run down its back as the
genus was named only from scattered vertebrae and a humerus.
At the time of its description in 2019, Adratiklit is amongst the oldest stegosaurid genera so far known.
- North Africa's first stegosaur: Implications for Gondwanan thyreophoran dinosaur diversity. - Gondwana Research. 77: 82–97. - Susannah C. R. Maidment, Thomas J. Raven, Driss Ouarhache, Paul M. Barrett - 2019.