(one who causes fear).
Named By: Federico A. Gianechini, Ariel H. Méndez,Leonardo S. Filippi, Ariana Paulina-Carabaja, Rubén D. Juárez-Valieri & Alberto C. Garrido - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Abelisauridae, Furileusauria.
Species: L. aliocranianus (type).
Size: Reconstructed skull size roughly 46 centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina - Bajo de la Carpa Formation.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull. Partial posterior elements of the jaw.
is a genus of abelisaurid
theropod dinosaur that lived in South America
during the late Cretaceous. As with other dinosaurs of its kind,
Llukalkan would have been a predator. Though the
holotype skull of
Llukalkan is fragmentary, analysis of the inner
ear has revealed that
Llukalkan might have had better hearing than other
dinosaurs. The holotype skull of Llukalkan was
also found about
seven hundred meters away from where another abelsiaurid dinosaur
- A New Furileusaurian Abelisaurid from La Invernada (Upper Cretaceous, Santonian, Bajo De La Carpa Formation), Northern Patagonia, Argentina. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology - Federico A. Gianechini, Ariel H. Méndez,Leonardo S. Filippi, Ariana Paulina-Carabaja, Rubén D. Juárez-Valieri & Alberto C. Garrido - 2021.