Name: Nedcolbertia ‭(‬named after Edwin Harris Colbert‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ned-col-ber-she-ah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Kirkland,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Britt,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Whittle,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Madsen‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Burge‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelurosauria.
Species: N.‭ ‬justinhoffmanni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype about‭ ‬1.5‭ ‬meters long,‭ ‬but further remains suggest possibly up to about‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Utah‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cedar Mountain Formation‭ [‬Yellow Cat Member‭]‬.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Remains of at least three individuals.

       Nedcolbertia is a genus of theropod dinosaur known to have lived in the Western portion of the United States during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Nedcolbertia is known from the partial remains of at least three individuals,‭ ‬though much of these remains were damaged by erosion before their discovery.‭ ‬Still,‭ ‬enough is known about Nedcolbertia to reconstruct it as a small coelurosaur that had an estimated length approaching up to three meters.‭ ‬It is most likely that Nedcolbertia was a predator of smaller animals such as lizards,‭ ‬primitive mammals and perhaps even small juveniles of other dinosaur types.
       Nedcolbertia was named after the palaeontologist Edwin Harris Colbert,‭ ‬who is better known to everyone else as‭ ‘‬Ned‭’‬.‭ ‬The type species named was originally going to be‭ ‘‬whittlei‭’‬,‭ ‬however a contest held by Discover Card for children resulted in the winner,‭ ‬Justin Hofmann having his name chosen to create the species name,‭ ‬hence the type species of this dinosaur is now Nedcolbertia justinhoffmanni.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A small coelurosaurian theropod from the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation‭ (‬Lower Cretaceous,‭ ‬Barremian‭) ‬of eastern Utah.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems,‭ ‬New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin‭ ‬14:239-248.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Kirkland,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Britt,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Whittle,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Madsen‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Burge‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
- Redescription of Arundel Clay ornithomimosaur material and a reinterpretation of Nedcolbertia justinhofmanni as an "Ostrich Dinosaur": biogeographic implications. - PeerJ. 5: e3110. - C. D. Brownstein - 2017.


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