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).
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
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.
- 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.