Thursday, 28 November 2013

Nqwebasaurus thwazi

Nqwebasaurus thwazi
de Klerk, Forster, Sampson, Chinsamy and Ross, 2000
Meaning of generic name
Named after the formation it was discovered. Kirkwood Formation, called 'Nqweba' in the native language of the Xhosa
Body length: 90 cm?
Near complete skeleton including a fragmentary skull.
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Kirkwood Formation, Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous (Berriasian or Valanginian)

Locality: Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Coelurosauria Compsognathidae
Further Reading
de Klerk, W.J.; Forster, C.A.; Sampson, S.D.; Chinsamy, A.; Ross, C.F. (2000). "A new coelurosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of South Africa". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 2 (20): 324–332.

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