Guemesia

Name: Guemesia ‭(‬named after Martín Miguel de Güemes‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gue-me-se-ah.
Named By: Federico L.‭ ‬Agnolín,‭ ‬Mauricio A.‭ ‬Cerroni,‭ ‬Agustín Scanferla,‭ ‬Anjali Goswami,‭ ‬Ariana Paulina-Carabajal,‭ ‬Thomas Halliday,‭ ‬Andrew R.‭ ‬Cuff‭ & ‬Santiago Reuil‭ ‬-‭ ‬2022.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Abelisauridae.
Species: G.‭ ‬ochoai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Los Blanquitos Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete braincase.




       Guemesia is a genus of abelisaurid dinosaur that lived in South America during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬At the time of writing Guemesia is known only from a braincase,‭ ‬which makes physical details‭ ‬beyond generic abelisaurid traits hard to determine.‭ ‬The size of the braincase however suggests that Guemesia may have actually been quite small,‭ ‬at least compared to other abelisaurid dinosaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬First definitive abelisaurid theropod from the Late Cretaceous of Northwestern Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬41‭ (‬4‭) ‬-‭ ‬Federico L.‭ ‬Agnolín,‭ ‬Mauricio A.‭ ‬Cerroni,‭ ‬Agustín Scanferla,‭ ‬Anjali Goswami,‭ ‬Ariana Paulina-Carabajal,‭ ‬Thomas Halliday,‭ ‬Andrew R.‭ ‬Cuff‭ & ‬Santiago Reuil‭ ‬-‭ ‬2022.



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