Lourinhanosaurus

lourinhanosaurus

What is a Lourinhanosaurus?

Lourinhanosaurus was a theropod dinosaur known to have lived in what is now for Portugal in the Late Jurassic period. It was first discovered in 1998 and the most notable specimen found of Lourinhanosaurus was a fossil embryo.

When was the Lourinhanosaurus embryo first discovered?

It was first discovered in 1998 and the most notable specimen found of Lourinhanosaurus was a fossil embryo. An early design of Jurassic Park III s logo featuring a skeleton similar in appearance to the fossil Lourinhanosaurus embryo.

What are the characteristics of Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis?

Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis is a herbivorous dinosaur measuring an estimated seventeen meters (56 feet) in length. It is characterized by the morphology of its first seven dorsal vertebrae with relatively high, bifurcated neural apophyses; also, the posterior cervical vertebrae have prominent ventral longitudinal keels on their centra.

What was the predator of the Lourinhã Formation?

It is one of many large predators discovered at the Lourinhã Formation and probably competed with coeval Torvosaurus gurneyi, Allosaurus europaeus, and Ceratosaurus. Its first remains were found at Peralta, near Lourinhã, Portugal in 1982, but were not described until 1998, by Portuguese paleontologist Octávio Mateus.

What kind of dinosaur is Lourinhanosaurus?

Lourinhanosaurus (meaning Lourinhã lizard) was a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic Period (Kimmeridgian/Tithonian) of Portugal. Its first remains were found at Peralta, near Lourinhã, Portugal in 1982, but were not described until 1998, by Portuguese paleontologist Octávio Mateus.

What does Lourinhasaurus stand for?

Lourinhasaurus (meaning Lourinhã lizard) was an herbivorous sauropod dinosaur genus dating from Late Jurassic strata of Estremadura, Portugal . The first find in 1949 by Harold Weston Robbins, a partial fossil skeleton found near Alenquer, was in 1957 named Apatosaurus alenquerensis by Albert-Félix de Lapparent and Georges Zbyszewski.

How did Lourinhanosaurus feed?

When younger and smaller,‭ ‬Lourinhanosaurusmay have frequented coastal environments which were far more extensive in Jurassic Europe. ‭ ‬Here they would be able to feed by either hunting smaller dinosaurs or raiding tidal pools for fish and crustaceans,‭ ‬the latter two choices requiring the use of gastroliths.

When was the Lourinhanosaurus embryo first discovered?

It was first discovered in 1998 and the most notable specimen found of Lourinhanosaurus was a fossil embryo. An early design of Jurassic Park III s logo featuring a skeleton similar in appearance to the fossil Lourinhanosaurus embryo.

Is Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis a basal Macronaria?

References: Mocho, P., Royo-Torres, R. and Ortega, F., (2014), Phylogenetic reassessment of Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis, a basal Macronaria (Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal.

What is a Lourinhasaurus?

Lourinhasaurus was a sauropod from the Sobral Member of the Lourinhã Formation in Estremadura, Portugal. I livd in the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic, somewhere between 153 and 150 million years ago.

How is Lourinhanosaurus related to other theropods?

The relationships of Lourinhanosaurus to other theropods have been uncertain, and no firm consensus has been reached as to its classification. Initially regarded as a primitive member of Allosauroidea, it was later discussed as being closely related to Sinraptoridae, a more inclusive clade within Allosauroidea.

What was the predator of the Lourinhã Formation?

It is one of many large predators discovered at the Lourinhã Formation and probably competed with coeval Torvosaurus gurneyi, Allosaurus europaeus, and Ceratosaurus. Its first remains were found at Peralta, near Lourinhã, Portugal in 1982, but were not described until 1998, by Portuguese paleontologist Octávio Mateus.

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