(named after a Buddhist deity).
Named By: Alan H. Turner, Shaena Montanari & Mark A. Norell - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Dromaeosauridae, Velociraptorinae.
Species: S. devi (type).
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.
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.
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.
- 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.