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BONAPARTE

Jose Bonaparte
Date of Birth: June 14th, 1928
Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
Parents: ?
Spouse: ?
Date of death: n/a
Place of death: n/a
Legacy: --
José Fernando Bonaparte
J.F.B, the son of an Italian sailor, was born in Rosario, Argentina, and raised in Mercedes, Buenos Aires.

Despite a lack of formal training in paleontology he started collecting fossils at an early age and created a museum in his home town. He later became curator of the National University of Tucuman where he was named Doctor Honoris causa in 1974, and became a senior scientist at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Buenos Aires in the late 1970s.

He has found and/or named many South American dinosaurs and, according to Peter Dodson from the University of Pennsylvania, "almost single-handedly dragged Argentina to sixth spot in the world dinosaur charts". Funnily enough, he has mentored several paleontologists who have gone on to chip-in with a fair few discoveries of their own, including Rodolfo Coria.
Discoveries and descriptions ...
Name Type Timeline Family
ABELISAURUS Theropoda 083-78 mya Abelisauridae
AGUSTINIA Sauropoda 117-100 mya Sauropoda
ALVAREZSAURUS Theropoda 086-84 mya Alvarezsauridae
AMARGASAURUS Sauropoda 130-120 mya Dicraeosauridae
ANDESAURUS Sauropoda 099-94 mya Titanosauria
ARGENTINOSAURUS Sauropoda 099-89 mya Titanosauria
CARNOTAURUS Theropoda 083-71 mya Carnotaurinae
DINHEIROSAURUS Sauropoda 156-145 mya Diplodocidae
GUAIBASAURUS Sauropodomorpha 227-209 mya Guaibasauridae
LIGABUEINO Theropoda 130-120 mya Abelisauroidea
LIGABUESAURUS Sauropoda 118-109 mya Titanosauria
MUSSAURUS Sauropodomorpha 228-209 mya Sauropodomorpha
PATAGOSAURUS Sauropoda 165-161 mya Cetiosauridae
PIATNITZKYSAURUS Theropoda 164-161 mya Piatnitzkysauridae
RIOJASAURUS Sauropodomorpha 227-209 mya Riojasauridae
SALTASAURUS Sauropoda 073-66 mya Saltasauridae
VELOCISAURUS Theropoda 086-84 mya Noasauridae
VOLKHEIMERIA Sauropoda 164-161 mya Brachiosauridae
ZAPALASAURUS Sauropoda 130-120 mya Rebbachisauridae
                    
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