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An enigmatic plant-eating theropod from the Late Jurassic period of Chile

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, April 2015
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Title
An enigmatic plant-eating theropod from the Late Jurassic period of Chile
Published in
Nature, April 2015
DOI 10.1038/nature14307
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Authors

Fernando E. Novas, Leonardo Salgado, Manuel Suárez, Federico L. Agnolín, Martín D. Ezcurra, Nicolás R. Chimento, Rita de la Cruz, Marcelo P. Isasi, Alexander O. Vargas, David Rubilar-Rogers, Novas, Fernando E, Salgado, Leonardo, Suárez, Manuel, Agnolín, Federico L, Ezcurra, Martín D, Chimento, Nicolás R, de la Cruz, Rita, Isasi, Marcelo P, Vargas, Alexander O, Rubilar-Rogers, David

Abstract

Theropod dinosaurs were the dominant predators in most Mesozoic era terrestrial ecosystems. Early theropod evolution is currently interpreted as the diversification of various carnivorous and cursorial taxa, whereas the acquisition of herbivorism, together with the secondary loss of cursorial adaptations, occurred much later among advanced coelurosaurian theropods. A new, bizarre herbivorous basal tetanuran from the Upper Jurassic of Chile challenges this conception. The new dinosaur was discovered at Aysén, a fossil locality in the Upper Jurassic Toqui Formation of southern Chile (General Carrera Lake). The site yielded abundant and exquisitely preserved three-dimensional skeletons of small archosaurs. Several articulated individuals of Chilesaurus at different ontogenetic stages have been collected, as well as less abundant basal crocodyliforms, and fragmentary remains of sauropod dinosaurs (diplodocids and titanosaurians).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 6 6%
Brazil 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 89 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 28%
Student > Bachelor 22 21%
Researcher 16 15%
Other 9 8%
Student > Master 8 8%
Other 21 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 42%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 32 30%
Environmental Science 7 7%
Unspecified 6 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 13 12%

Attention Score in Context

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#25
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