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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cervical vertebrae

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The cervical vertebrae of the referred specimen of Nyasasaurus parringtoni gen. et sp. nov. (SAM-PK-K10654) compared to other dinosauriforms. A complete cervical vertebra of Nyasasaurus parringtoni gen. et sp. nov. in (a) lateral view and a second cervical vertebra in (b) anterior and (c) lateral views. (d) anterior cervical vertebra of early silesaurid Asilisaurus kongwe (NMT RB159) in left lateral view; (e) anterior cervical vertebra of the silesaurid Silesaurus opolensis (ZPAL Ab III/411/7) in left lateral view; (f) anterior cervical vertebra of a coelophysoid theropod (AMNH FR 2701) in anterior and (g) left lateral view; (h) anterior cervical vertebrae of Heterodontosaurus tucki (SAM-PK-K1332) in left lateral view. Scales = 1 cm. Abbreviations: df, deep fossa; epi, epipophysis.

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