Ilokelesia

Name: Ilokelesia (Flesh lizard).
Phonetic: Eye-low-kee-leez-ah.
Named By: Coria & Salgado - 1998.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Abelisauridae, Carnotaurinae, Brachyrostra.
Species: I. aguadagrandensis (type).
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly estimated about 6-7 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina, Neuquén Province - Río Limay Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Although only fragmentary remains are known Ilokelesia has been identified as a basal abelisaurid. Like many South American dinosaurs, Ilokelesia had been named using the Mapuche language from a combination of the works 'ilo' (flesh) and 'kelesio' (lizard).

Further reading
- A basal Abelisauria Novas, 1992 (Theropoda–Ceratosauria) from the Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina. - GAIA 15:89-102. - R. A. Coria & L. Salgado - 1998.





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