Name: Lucianovenator ‭(‬Luciano's hunter‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lu-ce-ah-no-en-ah-tore.
Named By: R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martinez‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Apaldetti‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,.‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelophysidae.
Species: L.‭ ‬bonoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly about 4 meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quebrada del Barro formation.
Time period: Norian/Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       As a coelophysid,‭ ‬Lucianovenator was a small predatory dinosaur similar in form to other genera such as Camposaurus and Coelophysis.‭ ‬Lucianovenator would have been a predator of small creatures such as lizards and possibly scavenging carrion when available.‭ ‬Lucianovenator shared the same habitat‭ ‬with the dinosaurs Ingentia and Leyesaurus,‭ ‬while other creatures such as Dromomeron were also present.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A late Norian-Rhaetian coelophysid neotheropod‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia‭) ‬from the Quebrada del Barro Formation,‭ ‬northwestern Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ameghiniana‭ ‬54‭(‬5‭)‬:448-505.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martinez‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Apaldetti‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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