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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 90 Ma
Bicentenaria skull elements.png
Holotype skull elements
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Coelurosauria
Genus: Bicentenaria
Novas et al., 2012
B. argentina
Binomial name
Bicentenaria argentina
Novas et al., 2012

Bicentenaria is a genus of carnivorous coelurosaurian theropods which lived during the early Upper Cretaceous (about 90 million years ago) in what is now Argentina.[1] It contains only the type species, Bicentenaria argentina. Estimates suggest that it was 2.5 to 3 metres (8 to 10 ft) in length. This name was first reported in June 2012.[2]

The small carnivore is an early relative of the much later giant Tyrannosaurus.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Basckin, Deborah. 2012. New species of dinosaur displayed in Buenos Aires. BBC Nature. [1]
  2. "New species of dinosaur related to giant Tyrannosaurus." itv news, 26 June 2012. Accessed online 27 June 2012
  3. Novas F.E. et al 2012. New Patagonian Cretaceous theropod sheds light about the early radiation of Coelurosauria[permanent dead link]. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, nueva serie, 14: 57–81.