(Las Lajas hunter).
Named By: R. A. Coria, P. J. Currie, F. Ortega & M. A. Baiano - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Carcharodontosauridae.
Species: L. ascheriae (type).
Size: Holotype individual roughly about 3.5 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina - Mulichinco Formation.
Time period: Valanginian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull, dentary (lower jaw) and post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of carcharodontosaurid
dinosaur that lived in South America
during the Early cretaceous. Carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs have a
reputation for being some of the largest predatory dinosaurs, but
Lajasvenator is at the opposite end of the scale,
perhaps one of the smallest carcharodontsaurid known.
- An Early Cretaceous, medium-sized carcharodontosaurid theropod (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Mulichinco Formation (upper Valanginian), Neuquén Province, Patagonia, Argentina. - Cretaceous Research - R. A. Coria, P. J. Currie, F. Ortega & M. A. Baiano - 2019.