Name: Stormbergia ‭(‬named after the Stormberg series,‭ ‬a group of fossil bearing formations which include the Clarens,‭ ‬Elliot and Molteno Formations‭)‬.
Phonetic: Storm-ber-g-ah
Named By: R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Genasauria,‭ ‬Lesothosauridae.
Species: S.‭ ‬dangershoeki‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of post cranial remains.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Upper Elliot Formation.
Time period: Hettangian/Sinemurian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull material.

       Based upon the description of a partial skull,‭ ‬the validity of the Stormbergia genus has been questioned as some have proposed that the skull may represent the fully grown adult form of Lesothosaurus.‭ ‬If this is correct then Stormbergia would actually be a synonym to Lesothosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The‭ '‬fabrosaurid‭' ‬ornithischian dinosaurs of the Upper Elliot Formation‭ (‬Lower Jurassic‭) ‬of South Africa and Lesotho‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬145:‭ ‬175-218‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
-‭ ‬Ontogenetic change and adult body size of the early ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus:‭ ‬implications for basal ornithischian taxonomy‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gondwana Research.‭ ‬online‭ ‬17‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬171‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Knoll,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Padian‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬de Ricqles‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


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