Albertavenator currei
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Troodontidae
Genus: Albertavenator
Evans, et al., 2017
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Forheads of Troodon (above) and Albertavenator (bottom)

Albertavenator is a genus of small troodontid theropod dinosaur, known from the early Maastrichtian in the Cretaceous period. It contains a single species, A. curriei, named after paleontologist Phil Currie, based on a partial left frontal found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta.[1] Albertavenator's discovery indicates that small dinosaur diversity may be underestimated at present due to the difficulty in identifying species from fragmentary remains.[2]


  1. (2017) "A new species of troodontid theropod (Dinosauria: Maniraptora) from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Maastrichtian) of Alberta, Canada". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI:10.1139/cjes-2017-0034. 
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