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PNEUMATORAPTOR

a meat-eating maniraptoran theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Hungary.
Pronunciation: nu-MAT-o-RAP-tor
Meaning: Air pocket plunderer
Author/s: Ősi et al. (2010)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Veszprém, Hungary
Chart Position: 601

Pneumatoraptor fodori

(Fodor's air pocket plunderer)Etymology
Pneumatoraptor is derived from the Greek "pneumat" (air)—referring to the presence of air pockets (pneumaticity) in its fossils, and the Latin "raptor" (plunderer, snatcher, robber or thief). The species epithet, fodori, honors the late Géza Fodor, who provided generous support during the Iharkút field work.
Discovery
The remains of Pneumatoraptor were discovered in the Csehbánya Formation at the Iharkút locality, Veszprém County, Bakony Mountains, western Hungary.
The holotype (MTM V.2008.38.1, housed at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest) is a complete "L"-shaped shoulder girdle from the left side.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Santonian
Age range: 86-83 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 0.8 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 10 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Ősi A, Apesteguía SM and Kowalewski M (2010) "Non-avian theropod dinosaurs from the early Late Cretaceous of Central Europe". Cretaceous Research 31(3): 304–320.
• Ösi A and Buffetaut E (2011) "Additional non-avian theropod and bird remains from the early Late Cretaceous (Santonian) of Hungary and a review of the European abelisauroid record". Annales de Paléontologie 97(1): 35-49.
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Atkinson, L. "PNEUMATORAPTOR :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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