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The first Jurassic theropod from the Sergi Formation, Jatobá Basin, Brazil

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Autor(es):
KAMILA L.N. BANDEIRA ; ARTHUR S. BRUM ; RODRIGO V. PÊGAS ; LUCY G. DE SOUZA ; PAULO VICTOR LUIZ G.C. PEREIRA ; ANDRÉ EDUARDO P. PINHEIRO
Número total de Autores: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 93, p. -, 2021.
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Abstract Archosaur osteological remains are abundant in Brazil, particularly from the Triassic and Cretaceous strata, but in Jurassic, the record is predominantly represented by ichnofossils. The Upper Jurassic archosaur records comprise the Paralligatoridae Batrachomimus pastosbonensis, from the Pastos Bons Formation (Parnaíba Basin), remains of Mesoeucrocodylia from the Aliança Formation (Jatobá Basin), and fragments of Dinosauria from the Brejo Santo Formation (Araripe Basin) with a dubious assignment. Here, we present the first undoubted Dinosauria record for the Jurassic of Brazil, MCT 2670-LE, a middle to distal caudal vertebra belonging to a theropod. MCT 2670-LE was excavated in the 60s by prof. Ignacio Machado Brito, being primarily attributed to strata of the Aliança Formation but the rock matrix involving the specimen allows us to correlate MCT 2670-LE to Sergi Formation, marking this specimen as the first archosaur record of this unit. The caudal vertebra is assigned to Carcharodontosauria based on the hourglass shaped centrum and the deep and narrow ventral groove. The specimen provides new data to the paleogeographic distribution of carcharodontosaurians before the South America-Africa break-up, as well as understanding the theropod faunal turnover of paleoenvironments during the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition in Brazil. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 19/10231-6 - Biomecânica da postura da asa em voo de Anhanguera piscator e Tupuxuara leonardii (Pterosauria: Pterodactyloidea) e considerações acerca da evolução do voo no grupo
Beneficiário:Rodrigo Vargas Pêgas
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado