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Aniksosaurus darwini Martínez and Novas 2006 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 97083

Full reference: R. D. Martínez and F. E. Novas. 2006. Aniksosaurus darwini gen. et sp. nov., a new coelurosaurian theropod from the early Late Cretaceous of central Patagonia, Argentina. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, nuevo serie 8(2):243-259

Belongs to Aniksosaurus according to L. M. Ibiricu et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MDT-PV 1/48, a set of limb elements. Its type locality is estancia Laguna Palacios, which is in a Cenomanian/Turonian crevasse splay sandstone/tuff in the Bajo Barreal Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur 219.0 x 24.5, fibula 225.0 x 24.0, humerus 110.0 x 15.0, tibia 252.3 x 21.2, ulna 110.0 x 10.0

Estimated body mass: 27.7 kg based on femur length