Paraxenisaurus

Name: Paraxenisaurus ‭(‬strange lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pa-rah-ze-ne-sor-us.
Named By: Claudia Inés Serrano-Brañas,‭ ‬Belinda Espinosa-Chávez,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Augusta Maccracken,‭ ‬Cirene Gutiérrez-Blando,‭ ‬Claudio de León-Dávila‭ & ‬José Flores Ventura‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Ornithomimosauria,‭ ‬Deinocheiridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬normalensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
Size: Uncertain but roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬5.7‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Mexico,‭ ‬Coahuila‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cerro del Pueblo Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton including femur‭ (‬thigh bone‭)‬,‭ ‬astragalus‭ (‬ankle‭) ‬and a‭ ‬partial foot and hand.‭ ‬Some vertebrae also known.




       Paraxenisaurus is a genus of deinocheirid dinosaur that lived in Mexico during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Deinocheirid dinosaurs like Paraxenisaurus are a special sub group of ornithomimosaurs that are more similar to the Deinocheirus genus‭ (‬Deinocheirus was for a long time known only from a gigantic pair of arms until the early twenty-first century when more complete skeletons were found‭)‬.‭ ‬Paraxenisaurus is the first deinocheirid dinosaur discovered in North America.‭ ‬Before this discovery all other deinocheirid dinosaurs were only known in Asia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Paraxenisaurus normalensis,‭ ‬a large deinocheirid ornithomimosaur from the Cerro del Pueblo Formation‭ (‬Upper Cretaceous‭)‬,‭ ‬Coahuila,‭ ‬Mexico.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of South American Earth Sciences.‭ ‬101.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Claudia Inés Serrano-Brañas,‭ ‬Belinda Espinosa-Chávez,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Augusta Maccracken,‭ ‬Cirene Gutiérrez-Blando,‭ ‬Claudio de León-Dávila‭ & ‬José Flores Ventura‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.



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