Magnamanus

Name: Magnamanus ‭(‬big hand‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mag-nam-anus.
Named By: Carolina Fuentes Vidarte,‭ ‬Manuel Meijide Calvo,‭ ‬Federico Meijide Fuentes‭ & ‬Manuel Meijide Fuentes‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Iguanodontia.
Species: M.‭ ‬soriaensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬9-10‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Spain‭ ‬-‭ ‬Golmayo Formation.
Time period: Hauterivian/Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull,‭ ‬jaws,‭ ‬and partial post cranial skeleton.




       Magnamanus is a genus of iguanodont dinosaur that lived in Spain during‭ ‬the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The name Magnamanus means‭ ‘‬large hand‭’‬,‭ ‬a reference to the enlarged well developed hands that this dinosaur genus adapted,‭ ‬notably more so than other known iguanodonts.‭ ‬The first individual of Magnamanus was at the time of its naming one of the best and most complete dinosaur skeletons discovered in Spain.‭ ‬This wealth of knowledge has allowed researchers to confidently reconstruct Magnamanus as a large iguanodontid ornithopod dinosaur.

Further reading
Un nuevo dinosaurio estiracosterno‭ (‬Ornithopoda:‭ ‬Ankylopollexia‭) ‬del Cretácico Inferior de España.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Spanish Journal of Palaeontology.‭ ‬31‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬407‭–‬446.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Carolina Fuentes Vidarte,‭ ‬Manuel Meijide Calvo,‭ ‬Federico Meijide Fuentes‭ & ‬Manuel Meijide Fuentes‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.



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