Temporal range: Oxfordian-Tithonian,
~160–150 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Tetanurae
Genus: PandoravenatorRauhut & Pol, 2017
Type species
Pandoravenator fernandezorum
Rauhut & Pol, 2017

Pandoravenator was a genus of theropod dinosaur, living in the Jurassic era, during the Oxfordian and Tithonian epochs, about 163 to 145 million years ago in the territory of present-day Patagonia (Chubut Province). Fossils (in the form of a fragmentally preserved postcranial skeleton) of this dinosaur were discovered in the sediments of the Cañadón Calcareo formation and were scientifically described in 2017 by paleontologists Oliver Rauhut and Diego Pol. The type and only known species is Pandoravenator fernandezorum.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Rauhut, Oliver; Pol, Diego (14 November 2017). "A theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Cañadón Calcáreo Formation of Central Patagonia, and the evolution of the theropod tarsus". Ameghiniana. 54 (5): 539–566 – via