- Sacisaurus agudoensis
- Ferigolo and Langer, 2007
- Meaning of generic name
- Saci (a fabled entity of Brazilian lore that possesses a single leg) lizard
- Meaning of specific name
- From Agudo, the town where the material was found
- Length: 1.5 m
- Holotype (MCN PV10041): Left dentary
Referred specimens: Dentaries, skull fragments, right scapula, partial hindlimb and sacrum, isolated vertebrae.
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Caturrita Formation, Upper Triassic (latest Carnian-early Norian).
Locality: Aguda, Rio Grande del Sul, South Brazil
- Dinosauromorpha Dinosauriformes
- Further Reading
- J. Ferigolo and M. C. Langer. 2007. A Late Triassic dinosauriform from south Brazil and the origin of the ornithischian predentary bone. Historical Biology 19(1):23-33
- Image by Nobu Tamura (click to enlarge)
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Based on a few fragmentary remains, Sacisaurus was apparently a smaller relative of the polish Silesaurus. This little beaked herbivore was a precursor of the ornithischian dinosaur.