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ALMAS

a small troodontid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
Pronunciation: al-mass
Meaning: Wild man
Author/s: Pei et al. (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Ömnögovi, Mongolia
Chart Position: 817

Almas ukhaa

(Ukhaa wild man)Etymology
Almas means "wild man" in Mongolian, and refers to the legendary Yeti-like creature of Mongolian mythology. The species epithet, Ukhaa, refers to the locality of Ukhaa Tolgod, discovered in 1993, where the specimen was collected.
Discovery
The remains of Almas were discovered in the Djadokhta Formation at Ukhaa Tolgod, Ömnögovi Aimag, Mongolia, by the joint expedition of the American Museum of Natural History and Mongolian Academy of Sciences in 1993.
The holotype (IGM 100/1323) is an almost complete skull and partial articulated skeleton. Six small eggshell fragments are scattered around the skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 75-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Pei R, Norell MA, Barta DE, Bever GS, Pittman M and Xu X (2017) "Osteology of a New Late Cretaceous Troodontid Specimen from Ukhaa Tolgod, Ömnögovi Aimag, Mongolia". American Museum Novitates Number 3889: 1-47.
• Rincen PR (1964) "Almas still exists in Mongolia". Genus 20 (4): 186–192.
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To cite this page:
Atkinson, L. "ALMAS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 20th Jan 2018.
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