Lajasvenator

Summary

Lajasvenator
Temporal range: Valanginian
Lajasvenator ascheriae J..jpg
Reconstruction of the animal based on its fossil remains and those of its close relatives
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: Carcharodontosauridae
Genus: Lajasvenator
Coria et al., 2019
Type species
Lajasvenator ascheriae
Coria et al., 2019

Lajasvenator (meaning "Las Lajas hunter" after the city of Las Lajas in Neuquén, Argentina) is a genus of carcharodontosaurid dinosaur from the Mulichinco Formation from Neuquén Province in Argentina. The type and only species is Lajasvenator ascheriae. It was probably one of the smallest known allosauroids, being approximately only half the length of Concavenator.[1]

References

  1. ^ Coria, R.A., Currie, P.J., Ortega, F., & Baiano, M.A. (2019). An Early Cretaceous, medium-sized carcharodontosaurid theropod (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Mulichinco Formation (upper Valanginian), Neuquén Province, Patagonia, Argentina. Cretaceous Research (in press). doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104319.