Named By: C. T. Barker, D. Naish, C. E. Clarkin, P. Farrell, G. Hullman, J. Lockyear, P. Schneider, R. K. C. Ward & N. J. Gostling - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Theropoda.
Species: V. inopinatus (type).
Known locations: England, Isle of Wight - Ferruginous Sands.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several vertebrae.
is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived during the early
cretaceous. Because the only fossil known for Vectaerovenator
time of its description only consist of a few vertebrae, there is
much we do not know about this dinosaur, including what kind of
theropod dinosaur it was. Since the naming of this dinosaur,
Vectaerovenator is sometimes credited as being
about four meters
long. Again, because of a severe lack of available fossils as well
as not knowing the type of theropod dinosaur it was, such information
must be regarded as highly speculative.
- A highly pneumatic middle Cretaceous theropod from the British Lower Greensand. - Papers in Palaeontology. 6 (4): 661–679. - C. T. Barker, D. Naish, C. E. Clarkin, P. Farrell, G. Hullman, J. Lockyear, P. Schneider, R. K. C. Ward & N. J. Gostling - 2020.