Tochisaurus

Name: Tochisaurus ‭(‬Ostrich lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: To-che-sor-us.
Named By: S.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kurzanov‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Osmólska‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Thropoda,‭ ‬Deinonychosauria,‭ ‬Troodontidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬nemegtensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Metatarsus‭ ‬24.2‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Second metatarsal‭ ‬22.2‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Precise body length unknown.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nemegt Formation.‭
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Metatarsal and metatarsus‭ (‬foot bones‭)‬.

       Not too much can be said about Tochisaurus because so far it is only known from a couple of foot bones,‭ ‬However these bones do seem to be most similar to those seen in troodontid dinosaurs.‭ ‬Additionally with lengths of‭ ‬24‭ ‬about twenty-four and twenty-two centimetres long,‭ ‬the foot bones of Tochisaurus do indicate that the genus would have been towards the larger end of the size spectrum from known troodontid dinosaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Tochisaurus nemegtensis gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬n.,‭ ‬a new troodontid dinosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬from Mongolia.‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬36‭(‬1‭)‬:69-76.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kurzanov‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Osmólska‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.



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