Named By: Paul Sereno - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Abelisauroidea?
Species: A. tenerensis (type).
Size: Tibia 40 centimetres long. Full body size unknown.
Known locations: Niger - Elrhaz Formation.
Time period: Aptian/Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial lower leg and foot bones (tibia, fibula, tarsals, phalanges), rib and seven caudal (tail) vertebrae.
the dinosaur Afromimus was first described in
2017 it was as an
however a later study in 2019 led to Afromimus
being described as an abelisaur,
specifically a noasaurid.
Unfortunately Afromimus is still only known from
making details of this dinosaur difficult to know for certain.
- Early Cretaceous ornithomimosaurs (Dinosauria: Coelurosauria) from Africa. - Ameghiniana. - 54 (5): 576–616. - Paul Sereno - 2017.
- The phylogenetic position of Afromimus tenerensis Sereno, 2017 and its paleobiogeographical implications. - Journal of African Earth Sciences. 159: 103572. - M. A, Cerroni, F. L. Agnolin, F. Brissón Egli & F. E. Novas - 2019.