Skulls of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus carinatus Owen in the collections of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research

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dc.contributor.author Gow, Chris E
dc.contributor.author Kitching, James W
dc.contributor.author Raath, Michael A
dc.date 1990
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-05T13:25:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-05T13:25:19Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16146
dc.description.abstract Description of the skull of Massospondylus (Prosauropoda, Anchisauridae) is largely unnecessary since excellent descriptions now exist of Plateosaurus (Galton 1984, 1985a) which, though larger and of slightly different proportions, is anatomically almost identical. This paper presents comprehensive illustrations of the Massospondylus skulls in the Bernard Price Institute collections and discusses only those aspects of this material in which Massospondylus differs from Plateosaurus, or which further add to our knowledge of the prosauropod skull. It is shown that Attridge et al. ( 1985) give spurious reasons for considering the recently discovered Massospondylus skull from Arizona to differ from the southern African taxon, and that the suggestion of Crompton and Attridge ( 1986) that this animal may have had a horny beak on the tip of the lower jaw is unnecessary and improbable. en_ZA
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.subject Plateosaurus en_ZA
dc.subject illustrations en_ZA
dc.subject sauropodomorpha en_ZA
dc.subject Massospondylidae en_ZA
dc.title Skulls of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus carinatus Owen in the collections of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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