Condorraptor

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Condorraptor
Temporal range:
Middle Jurassic 170–168 mya
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Condorraptor

Condorraptor (meaning 'robber from Cerro Condor') is a genus of Megalosaurid theropod dinosaur. From the Middle Jurassic of Argentina, it was one of the earliest large South American theropods.[1] The animal was about 4.5 metres long and it weighed about 200 kg.[2] It is very similar to another theropod from the same formation called Piatnitzkysaurus.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rauhut, 2005. Osteology and relationships of a new theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Patagonia. Palaeontology. 48(1), 87-110.
  2. Paul G.S. 2010. The Princeton Field guide to dinosaurs. Princeton University Press, p. 89.
  3. Benson, R.B.J. (2010). "A description of Megalosaurus bucklandii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Bathonian of the UK and the relationships of Middle Jurassic theropods". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158 (4): 882–935. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00569.x.