Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Santanaraptor placidus

Santanaraptor placidus
Kellner, 1999
Meaning of generic name
''Santana Thief" Named after the area of discovery
Meaning of specific name
Named in honour of Placido Cidade Nuvens
Length: 4.1 ft (1.25 m)
Holotype (MN 4802-V) 3 caudal vertebrae with chevrons, ischia, femora, tibia, fibula, pes, and soft tissue.
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Santana Formation (Romualdo member), Lower Cretaceous (Albian)

Locality: Formacao Santana in the Chapada do Araripe region of the northeastern state of Ceara, Brazil
Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Coelurosauria
Further Reading
Kellner, A. W. A. (1999). "Short Note on a new dinosaur (Theropoda, Coelurosauria) from the Santana Formation (Romualdo Member, Albian), northeastern Brazil". Boletim do Museu Nacional (Serie Geologia) 49: 1–8.

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