Jubbulpuria

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Jubbulpuria
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70Ma
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Vertebra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Averostra
Clade: Ceratosauria
Genus: Jubbulpuria
Species: † J. tenuis
Binomial name
Jubbulpuria tenuis
von Huene & Matley, 1933

Jubbulpuria ("Jubbulpore one") is the name given to a dubious genus of small dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of India.

The genus was in 1932 named by Friedrich von Huene.[1] The generic name refers to Jabalpur in the vicinity of which the fossils were found. The type species, Jubbulpuria tenuis, was described by von Huene and Charles Alfred Matley in 1933.[2] The specific name means "slender" in Latin.

Its fossil specimens were found by Matley in the Lameta Formation, dating from the Maastrichtian. They consist of two syntypes, GSI K27/614 and GSI K20/612, each being a partial distal caudal vertebra. A third distal tail vertebra, GSI K27/599, has been referred to the species.

Jubbulpuria was a small predator, estimated to have been 0.5 meters high, 1.2 meters long, and weighing a few kilograms.

Jubbulpuria was originally classified by von Huene as a coelurid dinosaur similar to but smaller than Coeluroides, another poorly known theropod from the Lameta Formation. Recent researchers have concluded that its position is hard to determine with any certainty beyond a general Theropoda incertae sedis and that it should be considered a nomen dubium. It may have been a ceratosaur.

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  1. ^ Huene, F. von, 1932, Die fossile Reptil-Ordnung Saurischia, ihre Entwicklung und Geschichte: Monographien zur Geologie und Palaeontologie, 1e Serie, Heft 4, pp. 1-361
  2. ^ F. v. Huene and C. A. Matley, 1933, "The Cretaceous Saurischia and Ornithischia of the Central Provinces of India", Palaeontologica Indica (New Series), Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India 21(1): 1-74

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