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LUCIANOVENATOR

a long-necked coelophysid theropod dinosaur from the Late Triassic of Argentina.
Pronunciation: loo-chee-AH-no-vuh-NAH-tuhr
Meaning: Luciano hunter
Author/s: Martínez and Apaldetti (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: San Juan, Argentina
Chart Position: 798

Lucianovenator bonoi

(Luciano and Bono's hunter)Etymology
Lucianosaurus is derived from "Luciano" (for Luciano Leyes, who reported the presence of fossils—found by his brother, Benito, in the mid-1980s—on his land in 2001) and the Latin "venator" (hunter). The species epithet, bonoi, honors Tulio Abel del Bono, former director of the Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ) and current secretary of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales who pulled some strings to fund the excavation and research. This critter was originally published online as "Lucianosaurus" by the same authors, but that name had already been assigned to an archosauromorph—Lucianosaurus Wildi—by Hunt & Lucas in 1994, so this new name was chosen and uploaded sharpish.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Triassic
Stage: Rhaetian
Age range: 209-201 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 2 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 45 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Hunt AP and Lucas SG (1994) "Ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Triassic of the United States". Page 227-241 in Fraser and Sues (eds) "In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods". Cambridge University Press.
• Ricardo N. Martínez and Cecilia Apaldetti (2017) "A late Norian-Rhaetian coelophysid neotheropod (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Quebrada del Barro Formation, northwestern Argentina". Ameghiniana (advance online publication) doi:10.5710/AMGH.09.04.2017.3065.
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Atkinson, L. "LUCIANOVENATOR :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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