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 (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.

histology (cross-section, mid-diaphysis)

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The Natural History Museum, London

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Media notes
Digital photomicrograph showing the morphology of osteocytes in the mid-diaphyseal humerus of Nyasasaurus. This image was taken at 100x total magnification under regular transmitted light (no filters) using a Nikon D300 DSLR camera attached to a Nikon Optiphot2-Pol light transmission microscope. The image was then edited in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to add a scale bar.

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