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Re: Petrobrasaurus, new Argentine titanosaur

At last three are in Argentina:

Panamericansaurus schoederi - for Panamerican energy and Schoeder is a winery
Futalognkosaurus dukei - for Duke energy
Catharthesaura anaerobica - for Anaerobicos S.A., a company of adhesives

2011/2/7 Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com>:
> And this is only the _second_ dinosaur named for a petroleum company (the 
> first being *Gasosaurus constructus*), and only the ?fifth named for a 
> company in general (two alone from Australia, two from China, and one from 
> Argentina -- I am excluding *Quilmesaurus* since that seems a tad more 
> ambiguous). Any others?
> Cheers,
> Jaime A. Headden
> The Bite Stuff (site v2)
> http://qilong.wordpress.com/
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
> "Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
> different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
> has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
> his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 
> Backs)
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>> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:31:04 +0000
>> From: bh480@scn.org
>> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>> Subject: Petrobrasaurus, new Argentine titanosaur
>> From: Ben Creisler
>> bh480@scn.org
>> I don't recall seeing this new titanosaur mentioned on
>> the DML yet, although the name has appeared as a nomen
>> nudum in some places. It's scheduled to be officially
>> published in March 2011. The advance pdf is free at:
>> http://www.geologica-acta.com/pdf/vol0901a08.pdf
>> GARCIA, I. CERDA, and A. OTERO (2011)
>> A new sauropod titanosaur from the Plottier Formation
>> (Upper Cretaceous) of Patagonia (Argentina).
>> Geologica Acta 9 (1): 1-23 (March 2011)
>> DOI: 10.1344/105.000000???
>> Available online at www.geologica-acta.com
>> This paper presents a new titanosaur sauropod,
>> collected from levels of reddish clays assigned to
>> the Plottier Formation (Coniacian-Santonian). The
>> holotype of Petrobrasaurus puestohernandezi gen.
>> et. sp. nov. is a disarticulated specimen, from
>> which teeth, cervical, dorsal and caudal
>> vertebrae, sternal plates, metacarpals, femora, tibia,
>> a fragment of ilium, pubis, haemal arches, and cervical
>> and dorsal ribs have been preserved. This period is of
>> particular interest because it saw the defnitive
>> isolation of the vertebrate faunas of Patagonia, with the
>> separation of South America from the rest of Gondwana, a
>> process that had begun during the Early Cretaceous.
>> Although some of the characters observed in
>> Petrobrasaurus gen. nov. suggest a relationship
>> with the South American clade Lognkosauria, this new
>> sauropod is regarded as Titanosauria incertae sedis until
>> a more profound analysis of the Titanosauria that in
>> which it is included is undertaken.

Rubén Darío Juárez Valieri
Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales
Ruta Nacional 51, Km. 65
CP 8300 - Neuquén
Patagonia Argentina