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Eucoelophysis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Clade  Dinosauromorpha
Clade  â€ Silesauridae
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Reptilia
Clade  Dinosauriformes
Scientific name  Eucoelophysis baldwini
Rank  Genus
Eucoelophysis
Similar  Camposaurus, Lewisuchus, Lagerpeton, Silesaurus, Sacisaurus

Eucoelophysis (meaning "true hollow form") is a genus of dinosauriform from the Late Triassic (Norian) period Chinle Formation of New Mexico. It was assumed to be a coelophysid upon description, but a study by Nesbitt et al. found that it was actually a close relative of Silesaurus, which was independently supported by Ezcurra (2006), who found it to be the sister group to Dinosauria, and Silesaurus as the next most basal taxon.

However, the relationships of Silesaurus are uncertain. Dzik found it to be a dinosauriform (the group of archosaurs from which the dinosaurs evolved), but did not rule out the possibility that it represents a primitive ornithischian.

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Eucoelophysis Wikipedia


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