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
M128710

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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sacral vertebrae

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Media notes
Partial first sacral vertebra (first primordial sacral) and complete right, first sacral rib of the holotype of Nyasasaurus parringtoni gen. et sp. nov. (NHMUK R6856) in (a) anterior, (b) posterior, and (c) lateral views. Arrow indicates anterior direction. Scale = 1 cm. Abbreviations: a., articulates with; cen, centrum; il, ilium, nc, neural canal; pre, prezygapophysis; sr2, sacral rib 2.

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