Lajasvenator

Name: Lajasvenator ‭(‬Las Lajas hunter‭)‬.
Phonetic: La-jas-ven-ah-tor.
Named By: R.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Coria,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Currie,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ortega‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Baiano‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Carcharodontosauridae.
Species: L.‭ ‬ascheriae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype individual roughly about‭ ‬3.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mulichinco Formation.
Time period: Valanginian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬dentary‭ (‬lower jaw‭) ‬and post cranial skeleton.

       Lajasvenator is a genus of carcharodontosaurid dinosaur that lived in South America during the Early cretaceous.‭ ‬Carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs have a reputation for being some of the largest predatory dinosaurs,‭ ‬but Lajasvenator is at the opposite end of the scale,‭ ‬and represents perhaps‭ ‬one of‭ ‬the smallest carcharodontsaurid known.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An Early Cretaceous,‭ ‬medium-sized carcharodontosaurid theropod‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia‭) ‬from the Mulichinco Formation‭ (‬upper Valanginian‭)‬,‭ ‬Neuquén Province,‭ ‬Patagonia,‭ ‬Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Coria,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Currie,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ortega‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Baiano‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.



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