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dc.contributor.authorChapelle, KEJ
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, PM
dc.contributor.authorBotha, J
dc.contributor.authorChoiniere, JN
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T08:53:12Z
dc.date.available2019-08-13T08:53:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-05
dc.date.submitted2019-08-09
dc.identifier.citationChapelle KEJ, Barrett PM, Botha J, Choiniere JN. 2019. Ngwevu intloko: a new early sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic Elliot Formation of South Africa and comments on cranial ontogeny in Massospondylus carinatus. PeerJ 7:e7240 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7240en_US
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359
dc.identifier.doi10.7717/peerj.7240
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622556
dc.description.abstractOur knowledge of Early Jurassic palaeobiodiversity in the upper Elliot Formation of South Africa has increased markedly in recent years with the discovery of new fossils, re-assessments of previously collected material and a better understanding of Stormberg Group stratigraphy. Here, Ngwevu intloko, a new genus of upper Elliot basal sauropodomorph is named on the basis of a complete skull and partial skeleton (BP/1/4779) previously assigned to Massospondylus carinatus. It can be distinguished from all other basal sauropodomorphs by a combination of 16 cranial and six postcranial characters. The new species is compared to a small ontogenetic series of M. carinatus as well as to a range of closely related taxa. Taphonomic deformation, sexual dimorphism and ontogeny are rejected as possible explanations for the morphological differences present between BP/1/4779 and other taxa. Osteohistological examination reveals that BP/1/4779 had nearly reached adult size at the time of its death at a minimum age of 10 years.en_US
dc.publisherPeerJ Inc.en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://peerj.com/articles/7240/en_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSauropodomorph; Elliot Formation; Ontogeny; Ngwevu intloko; Massospondylus carinatus; Stormberg; Osteohistology; Taxonomy; Computed Tomographic Scanningen_US
dc.titleNgwevu intloko: a new early sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic Elliot Formation of South Africa and comments on cranial ontogeny in Massospondylus carinatusen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPeerJen_US
dc.identifier.volume7en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Earth Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Earth Sciences/Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Functional groups
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Functional groups/Research
dc.embargoNot knownen_US
elements.import.authorChapelle, KEJen_US
elements.import.authorBarrett, PMen_US
elements.import.authorBotha, Jen_US
elements.import.authorChoiniere, JNen_US
dc.description.nhmCopyright © 2019 Chapelle et al. Licence This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium and for any purpose provided that it is properly attributed. For attribution, the original author(s), title, publication source (PeerJ) and either DOI or URL of the article must be cited.en_US
dc.subject.nhmSauropodomorphen_US
dc.subject.nhmElliot Formationen_US
dc.subject.nhmOntogenyen_US
dc.subject.nhmNgwevu intlokoen_US
dc.subject.nhmMassospondylus carinatusen_US
dc.subject.nhmTaxonomyen_US
dc.subject.nhmComputed tomography scansen_US
dc.subject.nhmStormbergen_US
dc.subject.nhmOsteohistologyen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-08-13T08:53:13Z


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