Ojoraptorsaurus

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Ojoraptorsaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 69–66 Ma
Ojoraptorsaurus boerei.jpg
Silhouette showing the pubis bones
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Superfamily: Caenagnathoidea
Family: Caenagnathidae
Genus: Ojoraptorsaurus
Sullivan et al., 2011
Species: O. boerei
Binomial name
Ojoraptorsaurus boerei
Sullivan et al., 2011

Ojoraptorsaurus is a genus of oviraptorosaurian dinosaur from the late Cretaceous. Ojoraptorsaurus is known from the holotype SMP VP-1458, an incomplete pair of fused pubes found at the Naashoibito Member of the Ojo Alamo Formation dating from the early to the late Maastrichtian, about 69 to 66 million years ago. It was first named by Robert M. Sullivan, Steven E. Jasinski and Mark P.A. van Tomme in 2011 and the type species is Ojoraptorsaurus boerei. The generic name combines a reference to the formation with a Latin raptor, "plunderer", and a Latinised Greek saurus, "lizard". The specific name honours oceanographer Arjan Boeré who found the specimen.[1]

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  1. ^ Robert M. Sullivan, Steven E. Jasinski and Mark P.A. Van Tomme (2011). "A new caenagnathid Ojoraptorsaurus boerei, n. gen., n. sp. (Dinosauria, Oviraptorosauria), from the Upper Ojo Alamo Formation (Naashoibito Member), San Juan Basin, New Mexico" (PDF). Fossil Record 3. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 53: 418–428.