Name: Lusovenator ‭(‬Portuguese hunter‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lu-so-ven-a-tor.
Named By: Elisabete Malafaia,‭ ‬Pedro Mocho,‭ ‬Fernando Escaso‭ & ‬Francisco Ortega‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Carcharodontosauria.
Species: L.‭ ‬santosi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.

       Lusovenator 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 known.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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