Name: Shri ‭(‬named after a Buddhist deity‭)‬.
Phonetic: Shre.
Named By: Alan H.‭ ‬Turner,‭ ‬Shaena Montanari‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Dromaeosauridae,‭ ‬Velociraptorinae.
Species: S.‭ ‬devi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Ilium up to‭ ‬183.8‭ ‬millimetres.‭ ‬Pubis‭ ‬192‭ ‬millimetres.‭ ‬Ischium116.8‭ ‬millimetres.‭ ‬Femur‭ ‬-‭ ‬205‭ ‬millimetres.‭ ‬Tibiotarsus‭ ‬-‭ ‬246‭ ‬millimetres.‭ ‬Total body length unknown.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Barun Goyot Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artially articulated partial post cranial skeleton,‭ ‬including limb bones,‭ ‬pelvis,‭ ‬cervical‭ (‬neck‭)‬,‭ ‬dorsal‭ (‬back‭)‬,‭ ‬sacral‭ (‬hip‭) ‬and caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae.

       Shri is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that lived in Asia during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype specimen of Shri was originally thought to belong to the Velociraptor genus,‭ ‬but later study has revealed that the fourth trochanter‭ (‬a bulbous bone growth near the hip joint of the femur that served as a point of muscle attachment‭) ‬is more weakly developed that those seen in other specimens of Velociraptor.‭ ‬With this observation leading to other differences in various bones being identified,‭ ‬the fossils were renamed as their own genus in‭ ‬2021.
       Shri is thought to represent a velociraptorine dromaeosaur,‭ ‬meaning that while distinct from Velociraptor on a genus‭ ‬level,‭ ‬Shri would have still at a glance had a similar build and body shape.‭ ‬Shri would have been a lightly built predatory dinosaur,‭ ‬relying upon speed and agility survival.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Dromaeosaurid from the Late Cretaceous Khulsan Locality of Mongolia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates.‭ ‬2020‭ (‬3965‭)‬:‭ ‬1‭–‬48.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alan H.‭ ‬Turner,‭ ‬Shaena Montanari‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.


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