Aratasaurus

Name: Aratasaurus ‭(‬born of fire lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-rat-ah-sor-us.
Named By: Juliana Manso Sayão,‭ ‬Antônio Álamo Feitosa Saraiva,‭ ‬Arthur Souza Brum,‭ ‬Renan Alfredo Machado Bantim,‭ ‬Rafael Cesar Lima Pedroso de Andrade,‭ ‬Xin Cheng,‭ ‬Flaviana Jorge de Lima,‭ ‬Helder de Paula Silva‭ & ‬Alexander W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelurosauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬museunacionali‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype individual roughly estimated to have been about‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long,‭ ‬but this wa a juvenile.‭ ‬Fully grown adults likely larger.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Romualdo Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Aratasaurus is a genus of Coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur that lived in South America during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype individual of Aratasaurus is estimated to have been about four years old at the time of death,‭ ‬and only a juvenile or at most a sub adult.‭ ‬Older adults would have likely been larger,‭ ‬though by how much no one knows.‭
       Aratasaurus is considered to have been similar‭ ‬to the dinosaur Zuolong from Asia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The first theropod dinosaur‭ (‬Coelurosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬from the base of the Romualdo Formation‭ (‬Albian‭)‬,‭ ‬Araripe Basin,‭ ‬Northeast Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports.‭ ‬10‭ (‬1‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Juliana Manso Sayão,‭ ‬Antônio Álamo Feitosa Saraiva,‭ ‬Arthur Souza Brum,‭ ‬Renan Alfredo Machado Bantim,‭ ‬Rafael Cesar Lima Pedroso de Andrade,‭ ‬Xin Cheng,‭ ‬Flaviana Jorge de Lima,‭ ‬Helder de Paula Silva‭ & ‬Alexander W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.



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