Kadimakara: holotype and referred specimen reconstructed as protorosaurs

Lately I found more data on Kadimakara
(Bartholomai 1979 ) than I had ever seen before (Figs 1, 2).

Figure 1. What remains of Kadimakara, above, and the referred specimen, below.

Figure 1. What remains of Kadimakara, above, and the referred specimen, below.

Too little data to add to the LRT,
but everyone seems to agree the prolacertiformes (protorosauria) is the clade these taxa belong to. Until further notice, I tend to agree.

Figure 2. Kadimakara holotype restored with Prolacerta, above. Referred specimen restored below.

Figure 2. Kadimakara holotype restored with Prolacerta, above. Referred specimen restored below.

The two taxa do not seem to be conspecific
even though no two parts overlap.


References
Bartholomai A 1979. New lizard-like reptiles from the Early Triassic of Queensland. Alcheringa. 3 (3): 225–234.

wiki/Kadimakara_australiensis

3 thoughts on “Kadimakara: holotype and referred specimen reconstructed as protorosaurs

  1. You do know that the two views of the referred specimen are the same chunk of fossil in left and right views, right? The image in C is from the same chunk with the same anteroposterior position as D, not a different fragment from a more posterior portion of the skull.

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