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Junior synonym of Mapusaurus
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1morey's avatar
Wait, since when was it a synonym of Mapusaurus?
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I'm just asking, because I'm not finding anything on it.

Edit: Found this on the Theropod Database: "It seems plausible this is referable to the contemporaneous Mapusaurus, though it is said to be more robust, smaller and has the autapomorphic horn."
AndreOF-Gallery's avatar
Lajasvenator paper discuss it, the proposed autapomorphic traits of Teurovenator are present in Mapusaurus and even in Giganotosaurus (to a lesser extent), besides it having one of Mapusaurus autapomorphic traits.

So since it has no distinguishing features from Mapusaurus, sharing of of Mapusaurus diagnotic traits and being from the same place an time as Mapusaurus the synonymization was proposed.

Quoting the paper:
"Taurovenator violantei (Motta et al., 2016) is a recently described carcharodontosaurid taxon based on an isolated right postorbital. The autopomorphies proposed to support this taxon consist of the presence of a horn-like prominence on the orbital brow, and a deep excavation on the ventral surface of the postorbital. However, these features are present in Mapusaurus (MCF-PVPH-108.177) and, although less developed, are also in Giganotosaurus (MUCPv-CH-1). The holotype specimen MPCA PV 802 of Taurovenator also exhibits the ventrolateral curved lateral margin of the palpebral (Motta et al., 2016, figs. 4 and 5), a diagnostic feature proposed for Mapusaurus roseae (Coria and Currie, 2006). Considering that the holotype specimen of Taurovenator (MPCA PV 802) was collected at the same stratigraphic level as Mapusaurus (Huincul Formation), and that there are no further autopomorphies in that single postorbital, it seems more reasonably to consider Taurovenator violantei as junior synonym of Mapusaurus roseae."
cisiopurple's avatar
I remember recentely Andreof (paleontologist student) told me that
Majestic-Colossus's avatar
Your latest drawings are all phenomenal! Great work! This is the most beautiful carcharodontosaurid design I've ever seen. 
cisiopurple's avatar
Thanks a lot:) (Smile) :) (Smile)
Drhamid's avatar
Really amazing design!La la la la 
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:) (Smile) :) (Smile)thanks:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile)  
APJ1930's avatar
It's great. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
By the way, you could do Tarascosaurus with this color:…
cisiopurple's avatar
Thanks:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
Sorry but Tarascosaurus is out of the cards because it is considered dubious:( (Sad) 
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Alexander11Vink's avatar
Tarascosaurus is probably to controversial to make. It's mostly a name given to unidentified Abelisaurids from Europe. But i would also like to see him make it with this coloring. 
Evodolka's avatar
...bull hunter?
that what it means?
Evodolka's avatar
wonder how it got the name
Jorobania's avatar
Se lo nombró así por que posee un cuerno detrás de la cuenca del ojo
Evodolka's avatar
"It was named because it has a horn behind the eye socket"
hope that translation is correct

but i can't really see a horn behind the eye
no puedo ver un cuerno detrás del ojo
(hope that came out right)
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