(named after a figure from Guarani mythology).
Named By: Fabiano Vidoi Iori, Hermínio Ismael de Araújo-Júnior, Sandra A. Simionato Tavares, Thiago da Silva Marinho & Agustín G. Martinelli - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Abelisauridae.
Species: K. itaata (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains, but original description authors estimate a body length of around 5 meters.
Known locations: Brazil -Marília Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including a partial pelvis and three caudal (tail) vertebrae.
is a genus of abelisaurid
dinosaur that lived in South America during
the late Cretaceous. As an abelisaurid dinosaur we can infer what
the missing parts of this dinosaur may have looked at by comparing it
to better preserved genera. As such, Kurupi
would have had fairly
standard large theropod body proportions, but with reduced arms,
and skull that was high but short in proportion. Kurupi
been a predator, probably hunting similar sized or smaller animals.
- New theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous of Brazil improves abelisaurid diversity. - Journal of South American Earth Sciences: 103551. - Fabiano Vidoi Iori, Hermínio Ismael de Araújo-Júnior, Sandra A. Simionato Tavares, Thiago da Silva Marinho & Agustín G. Martinelli - 2021.