Name: Bagualosaurus ‭(‬strongly built lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bag-gu-al-o-sor-us.
Named By: F.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Pretto,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Langer‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: B.‭ ‬agudoensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at about‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaws as well as partial post cranial skeleton including hind leg,‭ ‬pelvis,‭ ‬ribs,‭ ‬as well as dorsal‭ (‬back‭)‬,‭ ‬sacral‭ (‬hip‭) ‬and caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae.

       Bagualosaurus is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Triassic.‭ ‬Bagualosaurus seems to have been somewhat transitional in form in that the skull and tooth arrangement are like those of later sauropodomorph dinosaurs such as Plateosaurus and Efraasia,‭ ‬yet the main body of Bagualosaurus is more theropod-like,‭ ‬as in earlier sauropodomorphs.‭ ‬The teeth of Bagualosaurus however are clearly those of a herbivore,‭ ‬strongly suggesting that Bagualosaurus was an exclusive plant eater.‭ ‬With the holotype individual of Bagualosaurus estimated at about two and half meters long,‭ ‬Bagualosaurus seems to have been one of the smaller sauropodomorphs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new dinosaur‭ (‬Saurischia:‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha‭) ‬from the Late Triassic of Brazil provides insights on the evolution of sauropodomorph body plan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬185‭(‬2‭)‬:388-416.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Pretto,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Langer‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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