Name: Ixalerpeton ‭(‬leaping reptile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Iks-al-er-pe-ton.
Named By: S.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Cabreira,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Dias-da-Silva,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Silva,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bronzati,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Marsola,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Müller,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Bittencourt,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Batista,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Raugust,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Carrilho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Brodt‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Langer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Dinosauromorpha,‭ ‬Lagerpetidae.
Species: I.‭ ‬polesinensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore/Carnivore.
Size: Holotype roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬65‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santa Maria Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Similar to the genera Lagerpeton and Dromomeron,‭ ‬Ixalerpeton is a genus of dinosauromorph that is noted for having rear limbs that are proportionately long to the body.‭ ‬Ixalerpeton would have been a small and agile dinosauromorph,‭ ‬possibly hunting for insects.
       Ixalerpeton was named alongside the dinosaur Buriolestes.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Unique Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage Reveals Dinosaur Ancestral Anatomy and Diet.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Current Biology‭ ‬26‭(‬22‭)‬:3090-3095.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Cabreira,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Dias-da-Silva,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Silva,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bronzati,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Marsola,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Müller,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Bittencourt,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Batista,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Raugust,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Carrilho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Brodt‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Langer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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