New specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 from the Early Jurassic of South Africa

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/610870
Title:
New specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 from the Early Jurassic of South Africa
Authors:
Barrett, PM ( 0000-0003-0412-3000 ) ; Butler, RJ; Yates, AM; Baron, MG; Choiniere, JN
Abstract:
We describe new specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 collected from a bonebed in the Fouriesburg district of the Free State, South Africa. The material was collected from the upper Elliot Formation (Early Jurassic) and represents the remains of at least three individuals. These individuals are larger in body size than those already known in museum collections and offer additional information on cranial ontogeny in the taxon. Moreover, they are similar in size to the sympatric taxon Stormbergia dangershoeki. The discovery of three individuals at this locality might imply group-living behaviour in this early ornithischian.
Citation:
Barrett, Paul M. and Butler, Richard J. and Yates, Adam M. and Baron, Matthew G. and Choiniere, Jonah N. (2016) New specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana, 50. ISSN 2410-4418 DOI http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19886
Journal:
Palaeontologia Africana
Issue date:
23-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/610870
Additional Links:
http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/19886
Submitted date:
2016-04-05
Type:
Journal Article
Item Description:
Palaeontologia africana 2016. ©2016 Paul M. Barrett, Richard J. Butler, Adam M. Yates, Matthew G. Baron&Jonah N. Choiniere. This is an open-access article published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY4.0). To view a copy of the license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This item is permanently archived at: http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/19886. The attached file is the published version of the article.
Subject Terms:
Ornithischia; Free State; upper Elliot Formation; ontogeny; sociality
ISSN:
0078-8554
Appears in Collections:
Earth sciences

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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, PMen
dc.contributor.authorButler, RJen
dc.contributor.authorYates, AMen
dc.contributor.authorBaron, MGen
dc.contributor.authorChoiniere, JNen
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dc.date.available2016-05-27T14:54:00Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-23en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-04-05-
dc.identifier.citationBarrett, Paul M. and Butler, Richard J. and Yates, Adam M. and Baron, Matthew G. and Choiniere, Jonah N. (2016) New specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana, 50. ISSN 2410-4418 DOI http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19886en
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dc.description.abstractWe describe new specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 collected from a bonebed in the Fouriesburg district of the Free State, South Africa. The material was collected from the upper Elliot Formation (Early Jurassic) and represents the remains of at least three individuals. These individuals are larger in body size than those already known in museum collections and offer additional information on cranial ontogeny in the taxon. Moreover, they are similar in size to the sympatric taxon Stormbergia dangershoeki. The discovery of three individuals at this locality might imply group-living behaviour in this early ornithischian.en_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/19886en
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dc.subjectOrnithischia; Free State; upper Elliot Formation; ontogeny; socialityen_US
dc.titleNew specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 from the Early Jurassic of South Africaen_US
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dc.identifier.journalPalaeontologia Africanaen_US
dc.identifier.volume50en_US
dc.identifier.startpage48 - 63en_US
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elements.import.authorBarrett, PMen_US
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dc.description.nhmPalaeontologia africana 2016. ©2016 Paul M. Barrett, Richard J. Butler, Adam M. Yates, Matthew G. Baron&Jonah N. Choiniere. This is an open-access article published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY4.0). To view a copy of the license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This item is permanently archived at: http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/19886. The attached file is the published version of the article.-
dc.subject.nhmOrnithischia; Free State; upper Elliot Formation; ontogeny; sociality-
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