Chilesaurus diegosuarezi Novas et al. 2015 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Full reference: F. E. Novas, L. Salgado, M. Suárez, F. L. Agnolín, M. D. Ezcurra, N. R. Chimento, R. Cruz, M. P. Isasi, A. O. Vargas and D. Rubilar-Rogers. 2015. An enigmatic plant-eating theropod from the Late Jurassic period of Chile. Nature 522(7556):331-334

Belongs to Chilesaurus according to F. E. Novas et al. 2015

See also Serrano-Martínez et al. 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Servicio Nacional de Geologı´a y Minerı´a, Chile (SNGM)- 1935, a skeleton (nearly complete, articulated skeleton, approximately 1.6 m long). Its type locality is Aysén, which is in a Tithonian fluvial-deltaic sandstone in the Toqui Formation of Chile.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Aysén

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