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Mapusaurus roseae Coria and Currie 2006 (allosauroid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 77206

Alternative combination: Mapusaurus rosae

Full reference: R. A. Coria and P. J. Currie. 2006. A new carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina. Geodiversitas 28(1):71-118

Belongs to Mapusaurus according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCF PVPH-108.1, a partial skull (right nasal). Its type locality is Cañadón del Gato (ACDP-MUCP), which is in a Cenomanian/Turonian channel horizon in the Huincul Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 1300.0, femur circumference 44.5, fibula length 741.9, humerus 300.0 x 51.0, radius circumference 27.5, tibia length 976.5

Estimated body mass: 4.05 tons based on femur length