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Likely/possible specimens of Tyrannosauroidea from the Southern Hemisphere (Jurassic-Early Late Cretaceous)
Joseph Fossil posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionAs a freshmen in College, I did a little extra credit report for my geology class about a controversial topic - Tyrannosauroidea diversity in the Southern Hemisphere during the Jurassic-Early Late Cretaceous periods. I was quite surprised at the amount of specimens I found. This diversity likely was the result of an early spread of the early tyrannosaur group Pantyrannosauria into Africa, Eurasia, and North America during the Jurassic and diversified once the land connecting these continents spread out more. Most of these species lived during the Early Cretaceous, though one or two exceptions
On the night September 2, 2018, a large fire ripped through the prestigious National Museum of Brazil. By the time it was put out, a plethora of precious artifacts, including many dinosaurs fossils (with still many to this day missing). Of the specimens currently missing since the fire - the Holotype of a small theropod dinosaur from the Albian Cretaceous of Brazil's Santana Formation named Santanaraptor placidus. Santanaraptor (Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation) (Early Albian, Cretaceous period 112.6-109.0 million years ago) Specimen: MN 4802-V (partial skeleton with p