Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Chebsaurus algeriensis

The ‘Giant of Ksour’, a Middle Jurassic sauropod dinosaur from Algeria. 2005. F. Mahammed et al., Comptes Rendus Palevol 4(8): 707-714.

Abstract: Continental strata of Early and Middle Jurassic age are seldom-exposed, and little is known of the history of sauropod dinosaurs prior to the neosauropod radiation of the end of the Middle Jurassic. Here, we report, in the Middle Jurassic of the Occidental Saharan Atlas (Algerian High Atlas), the discovery of a skeleton, including cranial material, of a new cetiosaurid sauropod. Chebsaurus algeriensis n. g., n. sp. represents the most complete Algerian sauropod available to date, only few remains were found before.

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