Name: Pulanesaura ‭(‬rain maker lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pu-lan-e-sor-ah.
Named By: B.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬McPhee,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonnan,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Yates,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Neveling‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Choiniere‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha, Sauropod.
Species: P.‭ ‬eocollum‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: ‭Unavailable.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Elliot Formation.
Time period: Hettangian/Sinemurian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation:‭ ‬Partial post cranial skeletal remains of at least‭ ‬2‭ ‬subadult individuals.

       Pulanesaura is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in South Africa during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Though only known from partial remains and with much of the neck missing,‭ ‬available fossils do show that Pulanesaura was already developing the very long neck that would be a signature feature of the sauropods by the mid Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new basal sauropod from the pre-Toarcian Jurassic of South Africa:‭ ‬evidence of niche-partitioning at the sauropodomorph–sauropod boundary‭?‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports‭ ‬5:13224:1-12.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬McPhee,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonnan,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Yates,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Neveling‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Choiniere‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
- The osteology of Pulanesaura eocollum: implications for the inclusivity of Sauropoda (Dinosauria). - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. - Blair W. Mcphee & Jonah N Choiniere - 2017.


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