[D] Tanycolagreus topwilsoni [sG] [T]
Anonymus, 2001 / Carpenter, Miles, and Cloward, 2005
Jurassic Late Kimmeridgian Tithonian
Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae Coelurosauria
Morrison Formation, Wyoming, US
Genus - Typespecies
Name first published in two guidebooks of the North American Museum of Acient Life; “coelurid” from Bone Cabin Quarry West, Albany County, Utah, apparently colleted in 1999.
Greek \\\"long limbed hunter \\\" and topwilsoni honors George E. Wilson.
Western Paleontological Laboratories, Inc. (WPL) discoverd this specimen at Bone Quarry West in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming in 1995. The skeleton appeared to belong to the dinosaur species Coelurus fragils.
Careful study by Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Dr. Jaques Gauthier of the Yale Peabody Museum indicated that the skeleton was sufficiently different from Coelurus to justify giving this dinosaur a different name.
Dr. Carpenter and Clifford Miles (of WPl) wished to use a name indicating the special nature of the skeleton. On May 1, 2001 the new genus and species designation of Tanycolagreus topwilsoni was created. On july, 6, 2001 the original Coelurus fragils plate was officially replaced.