Jubbulpuria

The Jubbulpuria dinosaurs which holds the meaning Jubbulpore one which is doubtfully classified under the small dinosaurs category estimated of origin in the Late Cretaceous from India.

This dinosaur got its name by Friedrich von Huene in the year of 1932, the name is obtained from the place where the dinosaurs fossils were recovered which was Jabalpur, another similar kind of species called as Jubbulpuria tenuis whose name was given by von Huene and Charles Alfred Matley in the year of 1933. The names specific name part alone has the meaning slender derived from the Latin language.

Jubbulpuria

The dinosaurs skeletons was recovered from the Lameta Formation through Matley in the period of Maastrichtian, they are broadly classified into two syntypes known to be the GSI K27/614 and GSI K20/612 these dinosaurs fossils obtained are each a partial distal caudal vertebra also another species known to be the GSI K27/599 has a third distal tail vertebra which is also believed to be the similar kind of species.

The Jubbulpuria is a small dinosaur size wise believed to be a predator with a height of 0.5 meters, length of 1.2 meters and their weight was only few kilograms.

The animal was first believed to fall under the category of coelurid dinosaur’s which is known to be a look alike of Coeluroides but even more small than that of them, this is a rarely known species coming under the theropod category of dinosaurs whose remains were gathered from the Lameta Formation, the scientists placed the dinosaur under the Theropoda incertae sedis category thus proving it to be a nomen dubium falling under the doubtful category after several researches, it is also believed to be a ceratosaur.

Jubbulpuria facts:
Name: Jubbulpuria (Jubbulpore one).
Named By:

Friedrich von Huene & Charles Alfred Matley - 1933.

Time period:

Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.

Fossil representation: Up to 3 partial caudal (tail) vertebrae.