Name: Alnashetri ‭(‬Slender thighs‭)‬.
Phonetic: Al-na-shet-ree.
Named By: Peter J.‭ ‬Makovicky,‭ ‬Sebastián Apesteguía,‭ & ‬Federico A.‭ ‬Gianechini‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelurosauria,‭ ‬Maniraptoriformes,‭ ‬Alvarezsauroidea.
Species: A.‭ ‬cerropoliciensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Argentina,‭ ‬Rio Negro Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Candeleros Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Articulated hind limbs.

       Although only named from the description of hind legs,‭ ‬Alnashetri has been identified as an alvaresauroid.‭ ‬These small theropods are noted for having short stubby arms with single‭ ‬claws pointing out,‭ ‬which may helped them to feed upon certain types of prey like insects.‭ ‬This remains unknown for certain with Alnashetri since at the time of its description these parts have still not been found,‭ ‬but in life the genus is still expected to have this specialised limb reduction,‭ ‬or at least a form of.‭ ‬Another problem with the lack of further remains for this genus is that it is hard to establish how it is related to other similar dinosaurs,‭ ‬but this can all change if another discovery of a more complete individual is made.
       The name Alnashetri is from the Tehuelchan for‭ ‘‬slender thighs‭’‬.‭ ‬The species name A.‭ ‬cerropoliciensis is honour of the village of Cerro Policía,‭ ‬some of the residents of which have helped with fieldwork in the La Buitrera locality.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Coelurosaurian Theropod from the La Buitrera Fossil Locality of Río Negro,‭ ‬Argentina,‭ ‬Peter J.‭ ‬Makovicky,‭ ‬Sebastián Apesteguía,‭ & ‬Federico A.‭ ‬Gianechini‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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