Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Camelotia borealis

Camelotia was a large sauropodomorph (estimated length: 10 m) from the Upper Triassic of England. It is known from fragmentary postcranial elements. It is generally considered related to the South African Melanorosaurus.

Camelotia borealis
Galton, 1985
Meaning of generic name
From Camelot
Meaning of specific name
From the North
Length: ? 10 m , Skull length: ?
Holotype (BMNH R.2870-2874, R.2876-2878): Vertebrae, pubis, ischium, femur, tibia, phalanges
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Westbury Formation, Up. Triassic (Rhaetian).

Locality: Wedmore Hill, Somerset, England, UK.
Dinosauria Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Sauropoda Anchisauria Melanosauridae
Further Reading
P. M. Galton. 1985. "Notes on the Melanorosauridae, a family of large prosauropod dinosaurs (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha)." Géobios 18(5):671-676.

P. M. Galton. 1998. "Saurischian dinosaurs from the Upper Triassic of England: Camelotia (Prosauropoda, Melanorosauridae) and Avalonianus (Theropoda, ?Carnosauria)." Palaeontographica Abteilung A 250(4-6):155-172
Gresslyosaurus ingens Huene, 1907-08, 1932 referred, Plateosaurus borealis (Galton, 1985) Galton, 2001; Avalonia sanfordi Seeley, 1898 (partim); Avalonianus sanfordi (Seeley, 1898) Kuhn, 1961; Picrodon herveyi Seeley, 1898 (partim)

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