Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
|An artist's illustration of A. perlei|
Perle et al., 1992
| †Airakoraptor perlei|
Airakoraptor is an extinct genus of dromaeosaurian theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. The genus was described by Perle et al. in their 1992 in a citation for a paper called "Morphology Dromaeosaurian dinosaur-Airakoraptor from the upper cretaceous of Mongolia". As the journal and volume of the listed paper contain no such publication, the actual title for the work likely being "New dromaeosaur material from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia" by the same authors as listed, there is no verifiable publication for this taxon name. The proper publication described three specimens, one of which is not referred to by a specimen number, and most likely corresponds to the material Airakoraptor was to be named for. This specimen, IGM 100/981, was found in Khulsan and is referable to Dromaeosauridae while likely distinct from Velociraptor.