A new aetosaur from Poland
The historical locality of Kocury yielded the first definitive dinosaur remains from Poland, Velocipes guerichi von Huene, 1932, but quickly fell into obscurity. Recent re-explorations, however, led to discovery of new Late Triassic vertebrate fossils, including lungfish, turtles, and a new aetosaur, Kocurypelta silvestris. The new species exhibits an unusual anatomy of the skull but pretty typical dermal armor. This stresses the need for reconsideration of aetosaurian taxonomy, which to a large extent is based solely on dermal armor characteristics.
PUBLICATION — Czepiński Ł., Dróżdż D., Szczygielski T., Tałanda M., Pawlak W., Lewczuk A., Rytel A. & Sulej T. 2021. — An Upper Triassic terrestrial vertebrate assemblage from the forgotten Kocury locality (Poland) with a new aetosaur taxon. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,