A new specimen of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Ignavusaurus rachelis from the Early Jurassic of Lesotho

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dc.contributor.author Bodenham, Ewan H
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Paul M
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-09T17:17:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-09T17:17:36Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-11
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/30351
dc.description.abstract The upper Elliot Formation (?Rhaetian–Sinemurian) of South Africa and Lesotho has yielded a rich fauna of non-avian dinosaurs, which has generally been considered to be dominated by the massopodan sauropodomorph Massospondylus carinatus. However, re-evaluation of the abundant sauropodomorph collections from this unit suggests that the species-richness of upper Elliot sites has been underestimated. Here, we describe a series of cervical and dorsal vertebrae collected from Likhoele Mountain, Lesotho, which are referred to the rare upper Elliot sauropodomorph taxon Ignavusaurus rachelis. This material represents only the second-known specimen of this taxon, extending its geographic range, and underscores the value of undertaking detailed re-assessments of neglected historical collections. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Evolutionary Studies Institute en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright 2020 the Authors. License under CCBY4.0 en_ZA
dc.subject sauropodomorpha en_ZA
dc.subject massospondylidae en_ZA
dc.subject upper Elliot Formation en_ZA
dc.subject taxonomy en_ZA
dc.title A new specimen of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Ignavusaurus rachelis from the Early Jurassic of Lesotho en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 54 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Palaeontologia africana en_ZA
dc.description.librarian JNC2020 en_ZA
dc.funder Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) en_ZA
dc.orcid.id 0000-0003-1601-7707 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id 0000-0003-0412-3000 en_ZA
dc.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.school Evolutionary Studies Institute en_ZA

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