Name: Thanos ‭(‬Named after the character from Marvel comics‭)‬.
Phonetic: Fan-os.
Named By: Rafael Delcourt‭ & ‬Fabiano Vidoi Iori‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Abelisauridae,‭ ‬Brachyrostra.
Species: T.‭ ‬simonattoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Brazil.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial vertebrae.

       Thanos is a genus of abelisaurid dinosaur that lived in South America during the Cretaceous.‭ ‬If the name is familiar,‭ ‬that is because this dinosaur is named after the character that appears in the Marvel comics universe.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New record of abelisauroid theropods from the Bauru Group‭ (‬Upper Cretaceous‭)‬,‭ ‬São Paulo State,‭ ‬Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia.‭ ‬17‭(‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬23‭–‬32.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Méndez,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Novas‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Lori‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
-‭ ‬A new Abelisauridae‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬from São José do Rio Preto Formation,‭ ‬Upper Cretaceous of Brazil and comments on the Bauru Group fauna.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Historical Biology:‭ ‬1‭–‬8.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rafael Delcourt‭ & ‬Fabiano Vidoi Iori‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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