Epichirostenotes

Name: Epichirostenotes.
Phonetic: Ep-e-ky-roe-sten-o-teez.
Named By: Robert M.‭ ‬Sullivan,‭ ‬Steven E.‭ ‬Jasinski‭ & ‬Mark P.A.‭ ‬Van Tomme‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Caenagnathoidea,‭ ‬Caenagnathidae.
Species: E.‭ ‬curriei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alberta‭ ‬-‭ ‬Horseshoe Canyon Formation.‭
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Two pubis‭ (‬pubic bones‭)‬.

       Epichirostenotes was originally discovered in‭ ‬1923‭ ‬before being described in‭ ‬1997‭ ‬as a specimen of Chirostenotes pergracilis by Hans-Dieter Sues.‭ ‬Further study and description in‭ ‬2011‭ ‬saw this specimen described as its own genus.‭ ‬The type species E.‭ ‬curriei is in honour of the palaeontologist Philip Currie.‭ ‬Although only known from incomplete material,‭ ‬Epichirostenotes is but one of the increasing number of oviraptorid dinosaur genera known from North America.



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