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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #75
> Today's print media carried the announcement of a new theropod, probably a
> deinonychosaurian "distant relative of both velociraptor and birds," from
> Argentina. The initial release (July 23, 1997) seems to be anonymous
> (Reuter), but the name itself is clearly attributed to Fernando Novas, so I
> Araucanoraptor Novas, 1997 [nomen nudum]
> as the 808th generic name in the Dinosaur Genera List. The species name is
> given as _Araucanoraptor argentinus_ in the release. The material is loosely
> described as a foot from a site near Plaza Huincul, dated about 90 Ma. From
> this a head-to-tail length of 8 feet (2.5 m) and weight of 66 lbs (30 kg) are
do you think the derivation of the name is:
"Chicken thief from Argentina" ?
Araucano = Araucana; chicken from Argentina and Chile which lays
raptor = "thief"
argentinus = from Argentina