Skull of ‘armless’ meat-eating dinosaur discovered

Skull of ‘armless’ meat-eating dinosaur discovered

2022-02-18 0 Por ljxih

The newfound dinosaur Guemesia ochoai may have looked a bit like this other abelisaurid illustrated here, the horned Carnotaurus sastrei(Image credit: Fred Wierum; CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Paleontologists in Argentina have uncovered an unusual dinosaur skull that belonged to an «armless,» tiny-brained carnivore that lived about 70 million years ago, a new study finds. 

The newfound species — named Guemesia ochoai for General Martín Miguel de Güemes, a hero of the Argentine War of Independence — is a member of Abelisauridae, a clade of carnivores that roamed what is now South America, Africa and India during the dinosaur age.

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