Gyposaurus

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Gyposaurus
Temporal range: Early Jurassic
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Gyposaurus

Broom, 1911
Species
  • G. capensis (type) Broom, 1911
  • G. sinensis Yang, 1941

Gyposaurus (meaning "vulture lizard", referring to the outdated hypothesis that prosauropods were carnivores) is a genus of prosauropod from the early Jurassic of South Africa and China. It is usually considered to represent juveniles of other prosauropods, but "G." sinensis is regarded as a possibly valid species.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Galton, P.M., and Upchurch, P. (2004). Prosauropoda. In: D. B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, & H. Osmólska (eds.), The Dinosauria (second edition). University of California Press:Berkeley, 232-258. ISBN 0-520-24209-2