Named By: S. F. Cabreira, A. W. A. Kellner, S. Dias-da-Silva, L. R. Silva, M. Bronzati, J. C. A. Marsola, R. T. Müller, J. S. Bittencourt, B. J. Batista, T. Raugust, R. Carrilho, A. Brodt & M. C. Langer - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha.
Species: B. schultzi (type).
Size: Holotype roughly about 1.6-1.7 meters long.
Known locations: Brazil - Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaw, as well as partial post cranial skeleton including fore and hind limbs, shoulder, pelvis, and most of the tail. Fossil remains of more than one individual now known.
dinosaurs are the missing links between earlier theropod
dinosaurs, and later sauropod descendants. As a group they show a
transition from a predatory carnivorous lifestyle, to an herbivorous
one. Buriolestes is a sauropodomoprh dinosaur,
yet the teeth and
jaw structure are much more like those seen in meat eating theropod
Buriolestes was named alongside the dinosauromorph Ixalerpeton.
- A Unique Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage Reveals Dinosaur Ancestral Anatomy and Diet. - Current Biology 26(22):3090-3095. - S. F. Cabreira, A. W. A. Kellner, S. Dias-da-Silva, L. R. Silva, M. Bronzati, J. C. A. Marsola, R. T. Müller, J. S. Bittencourt, B. J. Batista, T. Raugust, R. Carrilho, A. Brodt & M. C. Langer - 2016.
- Early evolution of sauropodomorphs: anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of a remarkably well-preserved dinosaur from the Upper Triassic of southern Brazil. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 184 (4): 1187–124. - Rodrigo T. Müller, Max C. Langer, Mario Bronzati, Cristian P. Pacheco, Sérgio F. Cabreira & Sérgio Dias-Da-Silva - 2018.