Acompsosaurus

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Acompsosaurus
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Acompsosaurus pelvis.jpg
Pelvis of Acompsosaurus wingatensis (anterior view)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Aetosauria
Family: Stagonolepididae
Genus: Acompsosaurus
Mehl, 1916
Species
  • A. wingatensis Mehl, 1916 (type)

Acompsosaurus is an extinct genus of aetosaur. It is known from a partial skeleton found from the Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation near Fort Wingate, New Mexico, which is now lost. The generic name means "sturdy lizard." It may be a junior synonym of Stagonolepis as its pelvis closely resembles that of S. robertsoni.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt, A. P.; and Lucas; S. G. (1989). "Late Triassic vertebrate localities in New Mexico". In Lucas, S. G. and Hunt, A. P. (eds.). Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs in the American Southwest. Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Museum of Natural History. pp. 72–101.