Sauropodomorpha

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Sauropodomorpha

[sȯ¦räp·əd·ə′mȯr·fə]
(paleontology)
A suborder of extinct reptiles in the order Saurischia, including large, solid-limbed forms.
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But in January in Science, it was reclassified as a sauropodomorph, in part because researchers hadn't seen certain diagnostic features in its skeleton, such as a twisted thumb, until they re-examined it recently.
PEO first discovered postcranial remains of a sauropodomorph dinosaur in sandstones of the McCoy Brook Formation at Wasson Bluff in August 1976 as part of a team from Princeton University led by Donald Baird (Fig.
Tetrapod elements are generally rare in these deposits and comprise mostly isolated bones of Clevosaurus; a significant exception is a bone bed with articulated, as well as dissociated, skeletal remains of sauropodomorph dinosaurs preserved with basalt clasts (Fedak 2007) in what is plausibly interpreted as an interdune clastic deposit in close proximity to a fault scarp of basalt.
Locality f has produced several associated sets of skeletal remains of sauropodomorph ('prosauropod') dinosaurs.
With the possible exception of the sauropodomorph dinosaur, all identifiable tetrapod genera are shared by at least one of these other assemblages.
The post-Scots Bay tetrapod assemblage with sauropodomorph dinosaurs at Wasson Bluff is plausibly earliest Hettangian in age, and the other McCoy Brook assemblages are of even younger, presumably Hettangian age.
The occurrence of sauropodomorph dinosaurs from the McCoy Brook Formation at Wasson Bluff is likely of earliest Hettangian age whereas the other bone-bearing localities in that formation are of older, latest Rhaetian age.
Description and evolutionary significance of the sauropodomorph dinosaurs from the Early Jurassic (Hettangian) McCoy Brook Formation.
Dispersal and diversity in the earliest North American sauropodomorph dinosaurs, with a description of a new taxon.
The discovery confirms the widespread success of sauropodomorph dinosaurs during the Early Jurassic Period.