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LIGABUEINO

a meat-eating abelisauroid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Argentina.
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: 336

Ligabueino andesi

(Ligabue's little one from the Andes)Etymology
Ligabueino 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.
Discovery
The 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.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Barremian
Age range: 130-120 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 0.7 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 2 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• J. F. Bonaparte (1996) "Cretaceous tetrapods of Argentina".
• Matthew T. Carrano, Mark A. Loewen, and Joseph J. W. Sertich (2011) "New Materials of Masiakasaurus knopfleri - Sampson, Carrano, and Forster, 2001 - and Implications for the Morphology of the Noasauridae (Theropoda: Ceratosauria)".
• Fernando E. Novas (2009) "The Age of Dinosaurs in South America".
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Atkinson, L. "LIGABUEINO :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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