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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 96–91 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Carcharodontosauria
Family: Neovenatoridae (?)
Genus: Aoniraptor
Motta et al., 2016
Species: A. libertatem
Binomial name
Aoniraptor libertatem
Motta et al., 2016

Aoniraptor (meaning "Aoni thief") is a neovenatorid theropod from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina. It was discovered in 2010, but only described in 2016.[1] Aoniraptor may be synonymous with the newly described theropod Gualicho, due to the similarities of their spinal column.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Motta, Matías J.; Aranciaga Rolando, Alexis M.; Rozadilla, Sebastián; Agnolín, Federico E.; Chimento, Nicolás R.; Egli, Federico Brissón; Novas, Fernando E. (June 2016). "New theropod fauna from the Upper Cretaceous (Huincul Formation) of northwestern Patagonia, Argentina". New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 71: 231–253. 
  2. Mortimer, Mickey. "Is Gualicho Aoniraptor?". The Theropod Database Blog. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  3. Cau, Andrea. "Nuovi resti di Aoniraptor? Ehm... Benvenuto Gualicho!". Theropoda. Retrieved July 14, 2016.