The "grey skull" fossil, which has been in the collections of the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute since 1978, has been identified not only as a new species of sauropodomorph, but an entirely new genus, according to University of the Witwatersrand PhD student Kimberley Chapelle.
A Fossil Hidden in Plain Sight in South Africa Turns Out to Be a New Dinosaur
The Conversation Africa, 8 August 2019
About 200 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth - and among them, in what is today southern Africa, was the plant eating Massospondylus carinatus. The supercontinent… Read more »
Ngwevu skull in collection.
Micro-CT scan of Ngwevu intloko skull.
The “Grey Skull” specimen turned out to belong to an entirely new dinosaur species and genus.
New Species of Early Dinosaur Described from South Africa
Natural History Museum, 13 August 2019
A new dinosaur species has been discovered after laying misidentified in a museum collection for 30 years. Read more »
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