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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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16 blogs
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307 tweeters
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42 Facebook pages
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7 Wikipedia pages
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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

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 5 4%
Brazil 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 126 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 25%
Student > Bachelor 24 17%
Researcher 24 17%
Student > Master 11 8%
Other 9 6%
Other 26 19%
Unknown 11 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 36%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 43 31%
Environmental Science 9 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Engineering 3 2%
Other 14 10%
Unknown 17 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 960. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 December 2019.
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#8,716
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Outputs from Nature
#1,122
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Outputs of similar age
#93
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Outputs of similar age from Nature
#20
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