Revision of Patagosaurus

Reconstruction by Joshua Knüppe

Former GeoZentrum postdoctoral research, Dr. Femke Holwerda (currently at Dr Betsy Nicholls Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology) together with colleagues at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio (Argentina) has revised Middle Jurassic sauropod Patagosaurus fariasi based on its holotype from Cerro Cóndor North, Cañadón Asfalto Formation, Patagonia, Argentina. The article discusses characters that are diagnostic for Patagosaurus and the osteology of Patagosaurus is compared to that of Early and Middle Jurassic (eu)sauropods from both Laurasia and Gondwana.

Osteological revision of the holotype of the Middle Jurassic sauropod dinosaur Patagosaurus fariasi Bonaparte, 1979 (Sauropoda: Cetiosauridae)
Femke M. HOLWERDA, Oliver W. M. RAUHUT & Diego POL
Geodiversitas 43 (16) – Pages 575-643