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Vallibonavenatrix

Name: Vallibonavenatrix ‭(‬Vallibona huntress‭).
Phonetic: Val-le-boh-nah-ven-ah-triks.
Named By: E.‭ ‬Malafaia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Gasulla,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Escaso NarvŠez,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Sanz‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Ortega‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Spinosauridae,‭ ‬Spinosaurinae.
Species: V.‭ ‬cani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at about 8 meters long.
Known locations: Spain‭ ‬-‭ ‬Arcillas de Morella Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton including vertebrae,‭ ‬ribs,‭ ‬pubis and ischium




       Vallibonavenatrix is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur that lived in Spain during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬As a spinosaurid,‭ ‬Vallibonavenatrix is expected to have been a predatory dinosaur,‭ ‬primarily hunting for aquatic creatures in the water systems of the time.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new spinosaurid theropod‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Megalosauroidea‭) ‬from the late Barremian of Vallibona,‭ ‬Spain:‭ ‬Implications for spinosaurid diversity in the Early Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula.‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Malafaia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Gasulla,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Escaso NarvŠez,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Sanz‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Ortega‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.



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