Name: Pneumatoraptor ‭(‬Air thief‭)‬.
Phonetic: New-mat-oh-rap-tor.
Named By: Attila Osi,‭ ‬Sebastian Apesteguia‭ & ‬Michal Kowalewski‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelurosauria,‭ ‬Maniraptoriformes,‭ ‬Maniraptora,‭ ‬Chuniaoae,‭ ‬Paraves.
Species: P.‭ ‬fodori‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but estimated to be about‭ ‬70‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Hungary‭ ‬-‭ ‬Csehbanya Formation.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Left shoulder girdle.‭ ‬Other remains recovered from the location including teeth,‭ ‬claws,‭ ‬vertebrae and a tibia‭ (‬lower leg bone‭) ‬might also belong to the genus.

       The holotype fossils of Pneumatoraptor are noted for containing numerous air cavities,‭ ‬which in turn inspired the name Pneumatoraptor which means‭ ‘‬air thief‭’‬.‭ ‬The type species name is in honour of Geza Fodor,‭ ‬the person who provided funding for the expedition the expedition that recovered the Pneumatoraptor remains.
       Pneumatoraptor was a small maniraptorian dinosaur‭ ‬that‭ ‬may likely be a member of the Paraves group.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the remains of Pneumatoraptor are currently too incomplete to allow for a more accurate description and placement amongst other dinosaurs.‭ ‬What can be said is that Pneumatoraptor would have been a predator of other small animals,‭ ‬and probably shared its habitat with nodosaurs like Hungarosaurus,‭ ‬ornithopods like Rhabdodon and ceratopsians like Ajkaceratops.‭ ‬In addition to dinosaurs,‭ ‬pterosaurs like Bakonydraco would have also been present.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Non-avian theropod dinosaurs from the early Late Cretaceous of central Europe,‭ ‬Attila Osi,‭ ‬Sebastian Apesteguia‭ & ‬Michal Kowalewski‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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