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PAMPARAPTOR

a small, meat-eating dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.
Pronunciation: PAM-pah-RAP-tuhr
Meaning: Pampa plunderer
Author/s: Porfiri et al. (2011)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Neuquén Province, Argentina
Chart Position: 620

Pamparaptor micros

(Small Pampa Plunderer)Etymology
Pamparaptor is derived from "Pampa" (in honor to the Indian Pampas that lived in the central plain of Argentina) and the Latin "raptor" (plunderer, robber, snatcher or thief)
The species epithet, micros, means "small" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Pamparaptor were discovered at Baal Quarry on the north coast of Barreales Lake, Portezuelo Formation, Río Neuquén Subgroup, Neuquén Group, Neuquén province, Patagonia, Argentina, by Mr. Diego Rosales in 2005.
The holotype (MUCPv-1163) is a left foot.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Turonian-Coniacian
Age range: 94-86 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 0.6 meters
Est. max. hip height: 0.2 meters
Est. max. weight: 5 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Porfiri JD, Calvo JO, dos Santos C and Juarez Valieri RD (2007) "New record of Neuquenraptor (Theropoda, Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia". Ameghiniana. 44(S), 34R.
• Porfiri JD, Calvo JO and dos Santos D (2011) "A new small deinonychosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia". Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. 83(1): 109-116. [*Image Credit*]
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Atkinson, L. "PAMPARAPTOR :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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