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Pandoravenator
Pandoravenator
Reconstruction of Pandoravenator fernandezorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Genus: Pandoravenator
Species: P. fernandezorum
Binomial name
Pandoravenator fernandezorum
Rauhut and 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]

Description[]

Pandoravenator was a small carnivorus theropod that hunted mid-sized sauropods.

See also[]

  • Timeline of Ceratosaur research

References[]

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