Sunday, September 9, 2012

[Paleontology • 1998] Variraptor mechinorum • A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of Southern France





Variraptor mechinorum The generic name is derived from Latin Varus, referring to the Var River in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence region of southern France, and raptor meaning "thief". The specific name honours the Méchin couple.

Variraptor and Rhabdodon
art: ~dustdevil




Le Loeuff, J. and Buffetaut, E. 1999. A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of Southern France. Oryctos. 1, 105-112.
Allain, R. and Taquet, P., 2000, A new genus of Dromaeosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of France. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 20(2), 404-407.

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