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Almas was a small carnivorous dinosaur (theropod) of the troodontidae family, which lived about 75 to 71 million years ago in the territory of present-day Mongolia (South Gobian ajmag). It is named after a Mongolian mythological figure.Fossils of this upper-cretaceous dinosaur were discovered in the deposits of the Jadochta formation. A partially preserved skeleton (a holotype called IGM 100/1323) was discovered, on the basis of which the dinosaur was described by a team of paleontologists in 2017 as Almas ukhaa. The species name refers to the site of Ukhaa Tolgod, which was discovered

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The holotypeIGM 100/1323, was found in a layer of the Djadochta Formation dating from the late Campanian. It consists of a partial skeleton with skull. The skull, better preserved, was found disarticulated from the postcrania, but was considered to have belonged to the same individual. Parts of the skull roof, as well as the lower jaws, were found disconnected from the remainder of the head. The postcranial skeleton contains three sacral vertebrae, eleven front tail vertebrae, belly ribs, parts of the pelvis and parts of the hindlimbs, which lack the toes. It represents a subadult individual

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