Pronunciation: lee-gah-BOO-ay-EE-no Meaning: Ligabue's little one Author/s: Bonaparte (1996) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Neuquén, Argentina Chart Position: 333
(Ligabue's little one from the Andes)EtymologyLigabueino is derived from "Ligabue" (in honor of Dr. Giancario Ligabue) and the Italian (masculine) suffix "-ino" (little one). This is the first of three dinosaurs to honor Ligabue, preceding Agustinia ligabuei (1999) and Ligabuesaurus leanzai (2006). They were all named by José Bonaparte. The species epithet, andesi, refers to the Andes.
DiscoveryThe remains of Ligabueino were discovered in the Puesto Antigual Member of the La Amarga Formation, Neuquén, Argentina.
The holotype (MACN-N 42) includes three scraps of vertebrae, the left thigh, two hip bones, and two toe bones.