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: 760
(Schultz' Buriol robber)EtymologyBuriolestes 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.
DiscoveryThe 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.