Oldest camarasauromorph sauropod (Dinosauria) discovered in the Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) of the Khadir Island, Kachchh, western India

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Moser M, Mathur UB, Fürsich F, Pandey DK, Mathur N
Journal: Palaeontologische Zeitschrift
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 80
Pages range: 34-51
ISSN: 0031-0220
Language: English


Abstract


Fragmentary isolated remains of large (up to 20 m or more) sauropods from the Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) Khadir Formation of Khadir Island (Kachchh, W India) are described and compared in detail. Three of the bone fragments (a metacarpal, a first pedal claw and a fibula) can be assigned with confidence to the Camarasauromorpha and represent the oldest known record of that derived dinosaur group. The new finds from western India further close a temporal and geographical gap in our knowledge of sauropods and contribute to understanding their early phylogeny.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fürsich, Franz Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


Additional Organisation
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions with authors

Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie
University of Rajasthan


How to cite

APA:
Moser, M., Mathur, U.B., Fürsich, F., Pandey, D.K., & Mathur, N. (2006). Oldest camarasauromorph sauropod (Dinosauria) discovered in the Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) of the Khadir Island, Kachchh, western India. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, 80, 34-51.

MLA:
Moser, Markus, et al. "Oldest camarasauromorph sauropod (Dinosauria) discovered in the Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) of the Khadir Island, Kachchh, western India." Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 80 (2006): 34-51.

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