Project 485: S. J. Nesbitt, P. M. Barrett, S. Werning, C. A. Sidor, A. J. Charig. 2013. The oldest dinosaur? A Middle Triassic dinosauriform from Tanzania. Biology Letters. 9:5pp.

Morphobank media number
M128709

Taxonomic name
Nyasasaurus parringtoni

Specimen
Nyasasaurus parringtoni (NHMUK:R6586)

Specimen notes
Holotype. Partial skeleton including right humerus, three partial presacral vertebrae, and three sacral vertebrae. All histological images are from the mid-diaphyseal humerus.

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dorsal vertebrae

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Media notes
Posterior presacral (dorsal) vertebrae of the holotype of Nyasasaurus parringtoni gen. et sp. nov. (NHMUK R6856). Presacral vertebra missing the neural arch in (a) dorsal, (b) ventral, (c) right lateral, (d) posterior, and (e) anterior views. Anterior half of the other preserved presacral vertebra in (f) anterior and (g) dorsal views. Arrow indicates anterior direction. Scales = 1 cm. Abbreviations: hyp, hypantrum; nc, neural canal; ns, neural spine; par, parapophysis; pre, prezygapophysis.

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