New carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of NW Patagonia and the evolution of abelisaurid theropods

@article{Canale2008NewCD,
  title={New carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of NW Patagonia and the evolution of abelisaurid theropods},
  author={J. I. Canale and C. A. Scanferla and F. Agnol{\'i}n and Fernando E. Novas},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2008},
  volume={96},
  pages={409-414}
}
  • J. I. Canale, C. A. Scanferla, +1 author Fernando E. Novas
  • Published 2008
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • A nearly complete skeleton of the new abelisaurid Skorpiovenator bustingorryi is reported here. The holotype was found in Late Cenomanian–Early Turonian outcrops of NW Patagonia, Argentina. This new taxon is deeply nested within a new clade of South American abelisaurids, named Brachyrostra. Within brachyrostrans, the skull shortening and hyperossification of the skull roof appear to be correlated with a progressive enclosure of the orbit, a set of features possibly related to shock-absorbing… CONTINUE READING
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