Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Segnosauria, a new infraorder of carnivorous dinosaurs

Rinchen Barsbold and Altangerel Perle

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 25 (2), 1980: 187-195

A new infraorder of theropod dinosaurs, Segnosauria, is established which includes a single family Segnosauridae Perle, 1979. Representatives of this infraorder display a highly distinctive, opisthopubic pelvis, a slender mandible and anteriorly edentulous lower and upper jaw. A new, alti-iliac type of saurischian pelvis is distinguished, which is characteristic of Segnosauria. Erlikosaurus andrewsi Perle gen. et sp. n. is preliminarily described; a short description of Segnosaurus galbinensis Perle, 1979 and of a fragmentary pelvis determined on the infraordinal level are included.

Key words: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Cretaceous, Mongolia.

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