Australia: The Land Where Time Began
The Lydekkerids are represented by genera from Antarctica, South Africa and a single known genus from Australia. The skull is slightly elongate, with centrally located orbits and weakly-developed sensory grooves.
C. halei, the holotype of this species is a well-preserved skull from the Meadowbank Dam site, and there are several other partial skulls, jaws and shoulder girdle bones are known from other sites around Hobart.
The skull is 11 cm long, elongate with a slightly rounded snout, straight sides and a circular palatal vacuity. It is believed to be most closely related to Lydekkerina from South Africa.
It was about 1 m long. The skull is about 11 cm long, with an elongate, slightly rounded, snout, with straight sides. The palate has a circular palatal vacuity. This genus is thought to be most closely related to Lydekkerina from South Africa.
John A Long, Dinosaurs of Australia and New Zealand, University of New South Wales Press
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