Altispinax

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Altispinax
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous 137 mya
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Backbones (or vertebrae) of Altispinax
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Altispinax

von Huene, 1923
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Altispinax dunkeri

von Huene, 1923

Altispinax (meaning "with high spines") is an predatory theropod dinosaur that lived near Sussex, England. It lived during the Early Cretaceous, about 137 million years ago. It was closely related to Becklespinax, another dinosaur from Sussex.[1][2]

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  1. "Re: _Becklespinax_". Archives of the DINOSAUR Mailing List. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 18 Feb 1997. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. Naish, D. 2010. "Pneumaticity, the early years: Wealden Supergroup dinosaurs and the hypothesis of saurischian pneumaticity". In: Moody, R. T. J., Buffetaut, E., Naish, D. & Martill, D. M. (eds) Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: A Historical Perspective. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 343, pp. 229-236