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Anatomy of the dinosaur Pampadromaeus barberenai (Saurischia-Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic Santa Maria Formation of southern Brazil

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Author(s):
Langer, Max Cardoso [1] ; McPhee, Blair Wayne [1] ; de Almeida Marsola, Julio Cesar [1] ; Roberto-da-Silva, Lucio [2] ; Cabreira, Sergio Furtado [2]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, FFCLRP, Lab Paleontol, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Luterana Brasil, Museu Ciencias Nat, Canoas, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 14, n. 2 FEB 20 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Sauropodomorphs are the most abundant and diverse Glade of Triassic dinosaurs, but the taxonomy of their earliest (Carnian) representatives is still poorly understood. One such taxon is Pampadromaeus barberenai, represented by a nearly complete disarticulated skeleton recovered from the upper part of the Santa Maria Formation of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Here, the osteology of Pam. barberenai is fully described for the first time. Detailed comparisons with other Carnian sauropodomorphs reveal a unique anatomy, corroborating its status as a valid species. Potential autapomorphies of Pam. barberenai can be seen in the articulation of the sacral zygapophyses, the length of the pectoral epipodium, the shape of the distal articulation of the femur and the proximal articulation of metatarsal 1. A novel phylogenetic study shows that relationships among the Carnian sauropodomorphs are poorly constrained, possibly because they belong to a ``zone of variability{''}, where homoplasy abounds. Yet, there is some evidence that Pam. barberenai may nest within Saturnaliidae, along with Saturnalia tupiniquim and Chromogisaurus novasi, which represents the sister group to the larger sauropodomorphs, i.e. Bagualosauria. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/03825-3 - The origin and rise of dinosaurs in Gondwana (late Triassic - early Jurassic)
Grantee:Max Cardoso Langer
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/23114-1 - Review of the Carnian (Neotriassic) Sauropodomorpha (Dinosauria) with description of new elements of Saturnalia tupiniquim
Grantee:Júlio Cesar de Almeida Marsola
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate