Kurupi

Name: Kurupi ‭(‬named after a figure from Guarani mythology‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ku-rup-e.
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)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.




       Kurupi 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 would have been a predator,‭ ‬probably hunting similar sized or smaller animals.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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