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Carnotaurus sastrei

Reptilia - Abelisauridae

Taxonomy
Carnotaurus sastrei was named by Bonaparte (1985). Its type specimen is MACN-CH 894, a skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Estancia Pocho Sastre, 8th Paleontological Expedition, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial siliciclastic in the La Colonia Formation of Argentina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte p. 149
1986Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte p. 74
1988Carnotaurus sastrei Paul pp. 284-285
1990Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte et al. pp. 2-3
1991Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte p. 4
1991Carnotaurus sastrei Molnar p. 165
1996Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte p. 89
1996Carnotaurus sastrei Chatterjee and Rudra p. 517
1996Carnotaurus sastrei Sampson et al. p. 604
1997Carnotaurus sastrei Norell and Makovicky p. 20
1997Carnotaurus sastrei Novas p. 1
1997Carnotaurus sastrei Rowe et al. p. 107
1997Carnotaurus sastrei Vickaryous and Ryan p. 488
1999Carnotaurus sastrei Knoll et al. p. 106
1999Carnotaurus sastrei Naish p. 369
1999Carnotaurus sastrei Prasad and Sahni p. 382
2002Carnotaurus sastrei Lamanna et al. p. 58
2003Carnotaurus sastrei Rauhut p. 33
2004Carnotaurus sastrei Coria and Arcucci p. 597
2004Carnotaurus sastrei Juárez Valieri and Fiorelli p. 36
2004Carnotaurus sastrei Martínez et al. p. 577
2004Carnotaurus sastrei Novas et al. p. 68
2004Carnotaurus sastrei Tykoski and Rowe p. 49
2005Carnotaurus sastrei Candeiro and Martinelli p. 9
2006Carnotaurus sastrei Candeiro et al. p. 935
2006Carnotaurus sastrei Coria et al. p. 1288
2007Carnotaurus sastrei Juárez Valieri et al. p. 60
2007Carnotaurus sastrei Malkani
2007Carnotaurus sastrei Sampson and Witmer p. 33
2008Carnotaurus sastrei Carrano and Sampson p. 191
2008Carnotaurus sastrei Sereno et al. p. 4
2009Carnotaurus sastrei Salgado et al. p. 78
2010Carnotaurus sastrei Christiansen and Tschopp p. 168
2010Carnotaurus sastrei Ezcurra et al. p. 14
2010Carnotaurus sastrei Smith et al. p. 930
2011Carnotaurus sastrei Juárez Valieri et al. p. 167
2011Carnotaurus sastrei Ruiz et al. p. 1271
2011Carnotaurus sastrei Vila et al. p. 156 fig. 7.24
2012Carnotaurus sastrei Burch and Carrano p. 1
2012Carnotaurus sastrei Candeiro et al. p. 326
2012Carnotaurus sastrei Candeiro and Harris p. 76
2012Carnotaurus sastrei Paulina Carabajal and Currie p. 88
2013Carnotaurus sastrei Furtado et al. p. 109
2014Carnotaurus sastrei Delcourt and Grillo p. 312
2015Carnotaurus sastrei White et al. p. 3
2016Carnotaurus sastrei Filippi et al. p. 210

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
suborderCeratosauria()
superfamilyAbelisauroidea
familyAbelisauridae
Brachyrostra
Furileusauria
genusCarnotaurus
speciessastrei

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson 2008Abelisaurid with (1) proportionally shorter skull with a deeper snout than other abelisaurids, (2) an accessory pneumatic opening in the maxillary ascending ramus (excavatio pneumatica?; Witmer 1997; Sampson & Witmer 2007), (3) large frontal horns, (4) extremely short and stout radius and ulna, the former bearing a large ulnar process and both provided with large, convex distal ends (modified from Bonaparte et al. 1990).