Albertavenator

Name: Albertavenator ‭(‬Alberta hunter‭)‬.
Phonetic: Al-ber-tah-ven-ah-tor.
Named By: D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Evans,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Cullen,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Larson‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬Rego‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Maniraptora,‭ ‬Troodontidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬curriei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of‭ ‬remains.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Alberta‭ ‬-‭ ‬Horseshoe Canyon Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.




       Albertavenator is a genus of troodontid dinosaur that lived in Canada towards the end of the Cretaceous period.‭ ‬The genus name translates as‭ ‘‬Alberta hunter‭’‬,‭ ‬a reference to where and how it lived.‭ ‬The type species name,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬curriei is in honour of paleontologist Philip J.‭ ‬Currie.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of troodontid theropod‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Maniraptora‭) ‬from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation‭ (‬Maastrichtian‭) ‬of Alberta,‭ ‬Canada‭"‬.‭ ‬Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.‭ ‬54‭ (‬8‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Evans,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Cullen,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Larson‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬Rego‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.



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