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ILOKELESIA

a carnivorous brachyrostran abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.
Pronunciation: ee-loh-kay-LAY-see-yuh
Meaning: Flesh lizard
Author/s: Coria and Salgado (1998)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Neuquén, Argentina
Chart Position: 367

Ilokelesia aguadagrandensis

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(Flesh lizard from Aguada Grande)Etymology
Ilokelesia is derived from the Mapuche "ilo" (flesh) and "kelesio" (lizard), referring to its dietary preferences. The species epithet, aguadagrandensis (ah-GWAH-dah-grahn-DEN-sis), means "from Aguada Grande" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Ilokelesia were discovered at Aguada Grande in the Huincul Formation, Río Limay Subgroup, Neuquén Group, near Plaza Huincul, Neuquén Province, Argentina in 1991.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Cenomanian
Age range: 98-94 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 6 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 1000 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Rodolfo A. Coria and Leonardo Salgado (2000) "A Basal Abelisauria Novas, 1992 (Theropoda-Ceratosauria) from the Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina".
• M.T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson (2008) "The Phylogeny of Ceratosauria".
• Fernando E. Novas (2009) "The Age of Dinosaurs in South America".
• G.S. Paul (2010) "The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs". Page 78.
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Atkinson, L. "ILOKELESIA :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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