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BONAPARTESAURUS

a plant-eating saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.
Pronunciation: BOW-nuh-part-SOR-us
Meaning: Bonaparte lizard
Author/s: Cruzado-Caballero and Powell (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Río Negro, Argentina
Chart Position: 772

Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis

(Bonaparte lizard fron Rio Negro)Etymology
Bonapartesaurus is derived from "Bonaparte" (for Argentine palaeontologist José Bonaparte) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard).
The species epithet, rionegrensis, means "from Rio Negro" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Bonapartesaurus were discovered in the Allen Formation (Malargüe Group) at Salitral Moreno, Río Negro Province, Argentina.
The holotype (MPCA-Pv SM 2) is a partial skeleton including back, hip and tail vertebrae, ossified ligaments, ribs, a left shoulder blade, a partial hip (right ilium and ischium), thigh, shin and shank bones, ankle and heel bones, and a left foot. It was initially assigned to Willinakaqe salitralensis.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian-Maastrichtian
Age range: 80-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 9 meters
Est. max. hip height: 3 meters
Est. max. weight: 2.5 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Juárez Valieri RD, Haro JA, Fiorelli LE and Calvo JO (2010) "A new hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Allen Formation (Late Cretaceous) of Patagonia, Argentina". Rev. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. vol.12 no.2 Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires dic. 2010
• Penélope Cruzado-Caballero and Rodolfo A. Coria (2016) "Revisiting the hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) diversity of the Allen Formation: a re-evaluation of Willinakaqe salitralensis from Salitral Moreno, Río Negro Province, Argentina". Ameghiniana 53: 231–237. doi: 10.5710/AMGH.25.09.2015.2943
• Cruzado-Caballero P and Powell J (2017) "Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis, a new hadrosaurine dinosaur from South America: implications for phylogenetic and biogeographic relations with North America". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e1289381
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Atkinson, L. "BONAPARTESAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 25th Jun 2017.
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