Eoabelisaurus

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Eoabelisaurus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
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Eoabelisaurus

Eoabelisaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic period of what is now South America. It was a bipedal carnivore that probably reached 6.5 metres (21 ft) in length.[1]

The discovery, which is fairly recent, is important because of its relative completeness. It is the earliest known member of the family Abelisauridae.

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  1. Pol, Diego & Rauhut, Oliver W.M. 2012. A Middle Jurassic abelisaurid from Patagonia and the early diversification of theropod dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. [1]