a meat-eating abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.
Rio Negro, Argentina
(Currie's Quilme Lizard)Etymology
is derived from "Quilme" (an indigenous tribe of Diaguita peoples from what is now Tucumán in northwest Argentina) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard). Incidently, Quilmes is also a Buenos Aires-based brewery, founded in 1888 by a German immigrant. Their Quilmes beer is touted as Argentina's favourite brew though we suspect, like San Miguel to the Spanish, not by Argentinians.
The species epithet
(KUHR-ee-ie) honors Canadian paleontologist Philip J. Currie.
The remains of Quilmesaurus
were discovered at Salitral Ojo de Aqua in the Allen Formation, 40km south of Roca City, Rio Negro Province, Argentina, in the late 1980s by a Universidad Nacional de Tucumán field crew, led by Jaime Powell.
(MPCA-PV-100) is a partial right femur (thigh) and a right tibia (shin).
: Late Cretaceous
: 73-066 mya
Est. max. length
: 6 meters
Est. max. hip height
Est. max. weight
: 1.5 tons
• Coria R. A. (2001) "A new theropod from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia" in Tanke D. H. and Carpenter K. (eds.) "Mesozoic Vertebrate Life
• Juárez Valieri R.D, Fiorelli L.E. and Cruz L.E. (2004) "Quilmesaurus curriei
Coria, 2001. Su validez taxonómica y relaciones filogenéticas".
• Coria R. A. and Salgado L. (2005) "Last Patagonian theropods" in Carpenter K. (ed.) "The Carnivorous Dinosaurs
• Novas F. E. (2009) "The Age of Dinosaurs in South America
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