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  • n. Any member of the Prosauropoda, a group of early herbivorous dinosaurs with a long neck and small head, forelimbs shorter than the hindlimbs, and a very large thumb claw for defense.


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  • I've been wanting to make an entry about two more new dinosaurs, the velociraptorine dromaeosaurid Linheraptor exquisitus from the Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, and the "prosauropod" Seitaad ruessi from the Early Jurassic of Utah.

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  • -- Seitaad is a sauropodomorph, often called a "prosauropod" or "sauropod precursor," and was most likely an herbivore.

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  • And there's been more from the latest Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, papers on the "rauisuchian" archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis; the ontogeny of Stegosaurus; ontogenetic and taxonomic implications of pattern and transition of surficial bone texture of the centrosaurine frill; and Adeopapposaurus, a new prosauropod dinosaur from Argentina.

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  • It's great, but I thought this was a "sauropod gallery", not a "sauropod AND prosauropod gallery".

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  • It's basically your standard early prosauropod, but from the numbers of specimens found, it must have been a particularly successful species.

    Massospondylus embryos - The Panda's Thumb

  • A Canadian-led team of international researchers has unearthed the 190-million-year-old nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus - predating previously known nesting grounds by 100 million years - at an excavation site in South Africa.

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  • Seitaad, preliminary phylogenetic analyses were performed using two of the most exhaustive datasets published to date representing each of the proposed prosauropod topologies

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  • Melanorosaurus, a Late Triassic prosauropod dinosaur from South Africa.

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  • Gauffre FX (1993) The most recent Melanorosauridae (Saurischia, Prosauropoda), Lower Jurassic of Lesotho with remarks on the prosauropod phylogeny.

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  • Cooper MR (1981) The prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus carinatus

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