Vallibonavenatrix
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Barremian
129.4–125 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Spinosauridae
Subfamily: Spinosaurinae
Genus: Vallibonavenatrix
Malafaia et al., 2019
Type species
Vallibonavenatrix cani
Malafaia et al., 2019

Vallibonavenatrix (meaning "Vallibona huntress" after the town near where its remains were found) is a genus of spinosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Arcillas de Morella Formation from Castellón in Spain. The type and only species is Vallibonavenatrix cani.[1]. The holotype is a partial skeleton consisting of one cervical vertebra, six dorsal vertebrae, an almost complete sacrum, fragments of neurapophyses, four caudal vertebrae, ten partial ribs and rib fragments, three incomplete chevrons, an almost complete left ilium, fragments of the ventral part of a right ilium, incomplete right and left ischia, and a fragment interpreted as belonging to the proximal part of a pubis. It was found to be closely related to Spinosaurus, belonging to Spinosaurinae.

References

  1. ^ Elisabete Malafaia; José Miguel Gasulla; Fernando Escaso; Iván Narváez; José Luis Sanz; Francisco Ortega (2019). "A new spinosaurid theropod (Dinosauria: Megalosauroidea) from the late Barremian of Vallibona, Spain: Implications for spinosaurid diversity in the Early Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula". Cretaceous Research. in press: 104221. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104221.