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BURIOLESTES

a meat-eating sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Late Triassic of Brasil.
Pronunciation: BUH-ree-oh-LESS-teez
Meaning: Buriol robber
Author/s: Cabreira et al. (2016)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: São João do Polêsine, Brasil
Chart Position: 757

Buriolestes schultzi

(Schultz' Buriol robber)Etymology
Buriolestes is derived from "Buriol" (the family name of the type-locality owners) and the Greek "lestes" (robber or thief).
The species epithet, schultzi, honours the paleontologist Cesar Schultz.
Discovery
The remains of Buriolestes were discovered in the Alemoa Member of Santa Maria Formation at the Buriol ravine, São João do Polêsine-RS, Brazil, by Sergio Cabreira.
The holotype (ULBRA-PVT280) is an articulated skeleton including a partial skull, three hip vertebrae, 42 tail vertebrae, left shoulder blade, left forelimb lacking most of the hand, a partial hip (paired ilia and ischia, partial left pubis), and a nearly complete left hind limb.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Triassic
Stage: Carnian
Age range: 232-228 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 1.5 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 20 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha
Buriolestes
schultzi
References
Cabreira et al. (2016) "A Unique Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage Reveals Dinosaur Ancestral Anatomy and Diet". Current Biology (2016). [image credit]
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Atkinson, L. "BURIOLESTES :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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