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Article: A weigeltisaurid reptile from the Lower Triassic of British Columbia

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 31
Part: 4
Publication Date: December 1988
Page(s): 951 955
Author(s): Donald Brinkman
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BRINKMAN, D. 1988. A weigeltisaurid reptile from the Lower Triassic of British Columbia. Palaeontology31, 4, 951–955.

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The skull of a new weigeltisaurid reptile, Wapitisaurus problematicus gen. et sp. nov., from the Lower Triassic Vega-Phoroso Member of the Sulphur Mountain Formation is described. It shares with Coelurosauravus, the only other known weigeltisaurid, the presence of an incomplete lower temporal arcade, a jugal with reduced postorbital process, and a squamosal crest ornamented with tooth-like projections. It differs from Coelurosauravus in its large size and in the structure and implantation of the teeth.
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