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DILUVICURSOR

a turkey-sized plant-eating ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Australia.
Pronunciation: dy-loo-vee-kur-suh
Meaning: Deluge runner
Author/s: Herne et al. (2018)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Victoria, Australia
Chart Position: 818

Diluvicursor pickeringi

(Pickering's deluge runner)Etymology
Diluvicursor is derived from the Latin "diluvi" (deluge or flood), in reference to the deep high-energy palaeo-river within which the type material was deposited and the palaeo-floodplain upon which the river extended, and the Latin "cursor" (runner). The species epithet, pickeringi, honors David A. Pickering, for his significant contribution to Australian palaeontology "and in memory of his passing during the production of this work".
Discovery
The remains of Diluvicursor were discovered at "Eric the Red West Sandstone" in the Eumeralla Formation (Otway Group), southern Victoria, southeastern Australia, by George Caspar.
The holotype (NMV P221080) is an almost complete tail and partial lower right hindlimb. Referred material includes a tail vertebrae (NMV P229456) from the holotype site.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Albian
Age range: 112-99 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 2.3 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Herne MC​, Tait AM, Weisbecker V, Hall M, Nair JP, Cleeland M and Salisbury SW (2018) "A new small-bodied ornithopod (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from a deep, high-energy Early Cretaceous river of the Australian–Antarctic rift system". PeerJ 5:e41
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To cite this page:
Atkinson, L. "DILUVICURSOR :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 20th Jan 2018.
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