First direct archosauromorph remains from the Early-Middle Triassic transition of the Iberian Peninsula
Ezcurra, Martín D. (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales. Sección Paleontología de Vertebrados)
Fortuny Terricabras, Josep (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Mujal Grané, Eudald (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geologia)
Bolet Mercadal, Arnau (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)

Date: 2017
Abstract: This paper discusses the taxonomic affinities of three isolated teeth discovered in the Buntsandstein facies of the Catalan Coastal Ranges and central-eastern Pyrenean basins that crop out in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain. The tooth crowns are blade-like, labiolingually compressed, distally recurved, and proportionally apicobasally tall, in which the most complete of them is at least 2. 4 times taller than its mesiodistal depth at base. The distal margins possess a densely serrated carina, and the mesial margins lack carina and serrations. The enamel of the crowns lacks ornamentation (e. g. , wrinkles, ridges) or macroscopic wear-facets. The three teeth are referred to indeterminate crocopodan archosauromorphs based on the presence of labiolingually compressed and serrated crowns. The absence of mesial denticles resembles the condition in the non-archosauriform archosauromorph Teyujagua, proterosuchids, and some more crownward archosauriforms (e. g. , some proterochampsids). We could not find evidence to determine if these teeth belong to a single or multiple closely related species. These remains represent the first direct archosauromorph remains from Lower−Middle Triassic beds of the Iberian Peninsula and add information about the geographic distribution of the group during the dawn of the evolutionary radiation of the group.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/630123
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2014/BP-A00048
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Diapsida ; Archosauromorpha ; Crocopoda ; Teeth ; Early−Middle Triassic
Published in: Palaeontologia electronica, Vol. 20, issue 3 (2017) , ISSN 1094-8074



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