a carnivorous velociraptorine dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
Burnham et al
(Feinberg's Bambi plunderer)Etymology
is derived from Bambi — a nickname used by the Linsters (for the cutesy-wootsey ickle Disney deer) and the not-so-cutesy "raptor" (Latin for "plunderer" or "thief") .
The species epithet
(fine-BERG-eye), is named in honor of the well-to-do Feinberg family who purchased the original skeleton and loaned it to the new Graves Museum of Natural History in Florida for research purposes.
In 2000 George Olshevsky attempted to "fix" this name by applying the correct plural genitive - "feinbergorum" - but such emendations are no longer allowed by the ICZN.
The fossils of Bambiraptor
were discovered 13 km west of Bynum in the Two Medicine Formation of Montana by 14-year-old Wes Linster in September 1993.
(AMNH 001, originally FIP 001) is a 90-percent complete and beautifully preserved skeleton. It was found in association with at least two other individuals of the same
species, one of which is larger.
: Late Cretaceous
: 80-73 mya
Est. max. length
: 1.1 meters
Est. max. hip height
: 0.4 meters
Est. max. weight
: 4 Kg
• Burnham DA, KL Derstler and W Linster (1997) "A new specimen of Velociraptor (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana". Dinofest International Proceedings [Philadelphia, The Academy of Natural Sciences], pages 73-75.
• Burnham D.A, KL Derstler, PJ Currie, RT Bakker, Z Zhou and JH Ostrom (2000) "A remarkable new bird-like dinosaur (theropoda;maniraptora) from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana
The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions: New Series 13.
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