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Diodorus scytobrachion is the only known species of Diodorus, a small-bodied (less than 1 meter body length) dinosauriform known from specimens from Morocco representing several individuals. Diodorus belongs to Silesauridae - a clade of highly dinosaur-like animals currently believed to be the closest relatives of true dinosaurs (the sister taxon to Dinosauria). Diodorus represents the first member of this group discovered in northern Africa, and supports a cosmopolitan distribution for silesaurids in the Middle-Late Triassic.
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If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|C. F. Kammerer et al. 2012||Small silesaurid with triangular, denticulated teeth, cingula absent, and a marked decrease in size anteriorly in the dentary. All teeth preserved in place in the dentary are anteriorly directed at an angle of ~20° from the root. Meckelian groove restricted to ventral edge of dentary but expands in dorsoventral height posteriorly, reaching 40% of dentary height by the fourth tooth position. Dentary ventrally bowed. Lateral ridge present near and trending parallel to alveolar margin of the dentary.|