Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
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Sereno et al., 1994
A. abakensis Sereno et al., 1994 (type)
Afrovenator was a theropod dinosaur from the mid Jurassic Period of northern Africa. It was a bipedal meat-eating, three-fingered, stiff-tailed predator that had 2-inch-long bladelike teeth. It was related to Allosaurus. Fossils have been found in Abaka, Niger in the southern Sahara desert. A nearly complete Afrovenator was found in 1993. It is the most complete Cretaceous period carnivore found in Africa so far.
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