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Patagonykus puertai Novas 1994 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Alvarezsauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64773

Full reference: F. E. Novas. 1994. Patagonykus puertai n. gen. et sp., and the phylogenetic relationships of the Alvarezsauridae (Theropoda, Maniraptora). VI Congreso Argentino de Paleontología y Bioestratigrafía, R. Cúneo (ed), Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew Abstracts

Belongs to Patagonykus according to V. R. Alifanov and R. Barsbold 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: PVPH 37, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Patagonykus type, Sierra del Portezuelo, which is in a Turonian/Coniacian fluvial sandstone in the Portezuelo Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 285.0, humerus length 105.0, tibia length 340.0, ulna length 98.0

Estimated body mass: 57.9 kg based on femur length