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Austroraptor cabazai


Illustration by N. Tamura




Name


Austroraptor cabazai


Authority
   

Novas, Pol, Canale, Porfiri and Calvo, 2008


Meaning of the generic name


Southern thief


Size


Length: 5 m


Remains


Fragmentary skeleton including partial skull


Age and Distribution


Late Cretaceous Allen Formation (Campanian-Maastrichtian), Bajo de Santa Rosa locality, Argentina


Classification


Dinosauria Theropoda Coelurosauria Maniraptora Paraves Deinychosauria Dromaeosauridae Unenlagiinae

  Further Reading

  F. E. Novas, D. Pol, J. I. Canale, J. D. Porfiri, and J. O. Calvo. 2008. A bizarre Cretaceous theropod dinosaur from Patagonia and the evolution of Gondwanan dromaeosaurids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

 Synonyms 


The largest dromaeosaur of the southern hemisphere, it had relatively short arms.


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