Genus: Agustinia BONAPARTE, 1999
Etymology: In honor of the young student Agustin Martinelli, a member of the Paleontological team and discoverer of the specimen.
= Agustia BONAPARTE, 1998 (preoccupied)

Species: ligabuei (BONAPARTE, 1998) BONAPARTE, 1999
Etymology: In honor of Dr. Ginacarlo Ligabue, from Venezia, an active philanthropist, who supported the 1997 expedition to Patagonia.
= Agustinia ligabuei BONAPARTE, 1998

Holotype: “Carmen Funes” Museum of the Plaza Huincul, Neuquen Province, MCF-PVPH-110

Locality: Cerro de los Leones locality, North side of Cerro el Leon, 12 km southwest of Picun Leufu City, Southern Neuquen Province, Northern Patagonia, Argentina.

Horizon: Lower section of the Cullin Grande Member, Lohan Cura Formation, Bajada del Agrio Group.


Age: Lohancuran Tetrapod Assemblage, Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: 19 incomplete neural arches, 9 dermal ossifications located on the neural spines, a right tibia, right fibula with an incomplete astragalus and 5 left metatarsals.

Note: These plates are actually a partial ilium and limb elements (BELLARDINI, CORIA, WINDHOLZ, MARTINELLI & BAIANO, 2022).



MCF-PVPH-110/3: Right dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 4).

MCF-PVPH-110/4: Proximal portion of dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 1).

MCF-PVPH-110/5: Left dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 4).

MCF-PVPH-110/6: Left dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 4).

MCF-PVPH-110/7: Right? dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 4).

MCF-PVPH-110/8: Dorsal portion of left iliac blade (originally osteoderm type 2).

MCF-PVPH-110/9: Right dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 3).

MCF-PVPH-110/10: Left cervical rib (originally osteoderm type 3).

MCF-PVPH-110/11: Right dorsal rib (originally osteoderm type 3).

Note: The referred 'osteoderms' have been deterimined to be ribs and not true osteoderms (Bellardini, F., and Cerda, I. A., 2016).


MCF-PVPH-110/12a-b: Distal portions of 2 dorsl aneural spines.