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.

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Taxonomic name
Nyasasaurus parringtoni

Nyasasaurus parringtoni (SAM/PK:K10654)

Specimen notes
Referred specimen (paratype). Partial skeleton including three cervical vertebrae and posterior presacral vertebrae.

dorsal vertebrae

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Web source description
Posterior presacral (dorsal) vertebrae of the referred specimen of Nyasasaurus parringtoni gen. et sp. nov. (SAM-PK-K10654). Presacral vertebra missing the neural arch in (a) left lateral, (b) right lateral, (c) anterior, (d) dorsal, and (e) ventral views. Arrow indicates anterior direction. Scale = 1 cm. Abbreviations: dia, diapophysis; hyp, hypantrum; nc, neural canal; ns, neural spine; par, parapophysis; pre, prezygapophysis.

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