Pycnonemosaurus

Name: Pycnonemosaurus ‭(‬Thick Forest lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pik-no-ne-mo-sore-us.
Named By: A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬d.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Campos‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
Synonyms: Pycnoneosaurus nevesi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Abelisauria,‭ ‬Abelisauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬nevesi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly estimated between‭ ‬7‭ ‬and‭ ‬9‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Adamantina Formation.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains and teeth.

       At the time of writing the only parts of the dinosaur Pycnonemosaurus that have been recovered include some legs and hip bones as well as caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae and teeth.‭ ‬These parts however are enough to identify Pycnonemosaurus as an abelisaurid theropod dinosaur.‭ ‬Like with other abelisaurs,‭ ‬Pycnonemosaurus would be expected to have a short but deep skull,‭ ‬with greatly reduced arms.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On a theropod dinosaur‭ (‬Abelisauria‭) ‬from the continental Cretaceous of Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Arquivos do Museu Nacional,‭ ‬Rio de Janeiro‭ ‬60‭(‬3‭)‬:163-170.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬d.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Campos‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.





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