Friday, 22 November 2013

Eocursor parvus

This little critter is one of the earliest known Ornithischians.

Eocursor parvus
Butler, Smith and Norman, 2007
Meaning of generic name
Dawn runner
Meaning of specific name
Length: 1 m
Holotype (SAM-PK-K8025): Partial disarticulated skeleton
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Upper part of the Lower Elliot Formation, Upper Triassic (Norian)

Locality: Damplaats Farm, Ladybrand District, Free State, Republic of South Africa;
Dinosauria Ornithischia
Further Reading
R. J. Butler, R. M. H. Smith, and D. B. Norman. 2007. A primitive ornithischian dinosaur from the Late Triassic of South Africa, and the early evolution and diversification of Ornithischia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:2041-2046
Image by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
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