Panphagia

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Panphagia
Temporal range: Carnian
~231 Ma
Panphagia fossil DSC 6168.jpg
Reconstruction of the fossil specimen
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Genus: Panphagia
Martínez & Alcober 2009
Species:
P. protos
Binomial name
Panphagia protos
Martínez & Alcober 2009

Panphagia is a sauropodomorph dinosaur. It was described in 2009. It lived around 231 million years ago, during the Late Triassic period in Argentina.[1] The name Panphagia comes from the Greek words pan, meaning "all", and phagein, meaning "to eat". It was given that name because scientists think it was omnivirous. Panphagia is one of the earliest known dinosaurs. It is an important find which may mark the change of diet in early sauropodomorph dinosaurs.

Classification[change | change source]

 Saurischia 
    

Herrerasaurus



Staurikosaurus



    

Eoraptor


    

Theropoda


Sauropodomorpha

Panphagia


    

Saturnalia



Other sauropodomorphs







References[change | change source]

  1. Alcober, Oscar A.; Martinez, Ricardo N. (2010). "A new herrerasaurid (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Upper Triassic Ischigualasto Formation of northwestern Argentina". ZooKeys 63 (63): 55–81. doi:10.3897/zookeys.63.550. PMC 3088398. PMID 21594020. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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