Named By: Elisabete Malafaia, Pedro Mocho, Fernando Escaso & Francisco Ortega - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Carcharodontosauria.
Species: L. santosi (type).
Size: Holotype roughly estimated to be about 3 to 3.5 meters long, but this is likely a juvenile. Full adult size unknown.
Known locations: Portugal - Lourinhã Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeletal remains.
is a genus of carcharodontosaurid
theropod dinosaur that lived in
Europe during the late Jurassic. The known fossils of Lusovenator
suggest a size of a little of three meters, though they also
indicate that these fossils belonged to a juvenile and was therefore
not fully grown. The full grown size of Lusovenator
is not known,
but some carcharodontosaurids, especially those that lived later in
the Cretaceous era, are amongst the largest theropod dinosaurs
- A new carcharodontosaurian theropod from the Lusitanian Basin: evidence of allosauroid sympatry in the European Late Jurassic. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. - Elisabete Malafaia, Pedro Mocho, Fernando Escaso & Francisco Ortega - 2020.