Aoniraptor

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Aoniraptor
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous, 170 mya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Vertebrata
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Genus: Aoniraptor

Aoniraptor is a big theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina. It was recovered in 2010, and formally described in 2016.[1]

Aoniraptor may be the same species as the newly described theropod Gualicho, known from the same place. They have similar caudal vertebrae.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Motta, Matías J. et al (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. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304013683_NEW_THEROPOD_FAUNA_FROM_THE_UPPER_CRETACEOUS_HUINCUL_FORMATION_OF_NORTHWESTERN_PATAGONIA_ARGENTINA. 
  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.