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Article: A new rauisuchian archosaur from the Middle Triassic of India

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 48
Part: 1
Publication Date: January 2005
Page(s): 185 196
Author(s): Kasturi Sen
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SEN, K. 2005. A new rauisuchian archosaur from the Middle Triassic of India. Palaeontology48, 1, 185–196.

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Yarasuchus deccanensis gen. and sp. nov. is a new addition to the poorly known Middle Triassic terrestrial vertebrates. It is described on the basis of the fossil material of at least two incompletely preserved individuals and several isolated bones. It was a long-necked, gracile animal and might have had a facultatively bipedal gait. Apart from its characteristic elongate cervical vertebrae, other osteological features of Y. deccanensis resemble those of Prestosuchus, Saurosuchus, Ticinosuchus and 'Mandasuchus'. It is therefore referred to the Rauisuchian family Prestosuchidae despite the debated validity of this taxon.
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