Name: Vayuraptor ‭(‬Wind raptor‭)‬.
Phonetic: Va-yu-rap-tor.
Named By: A.‭ ‬Samathi,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Chanthasit‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Sander‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelurosauria.
Species: V.‭ ‬nongbualamphuensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Tibia od holotype roughly about 52 centimetres long. Body length rougly between 4 and 4.5 meters long.
Known locations: Thailand‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sao Khua Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including shoulder,‭ ‬ribs and leg bones.

       Vayuraptor is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur that lived in Thailand during the Early Cretaceous.‭ ‬With the first fossils of the genus being discovered in the Sao Khua Fomation,‭ ‬Vayuraptor possibly shared its habitat with the dinosaurs Phuwiangvenator‭ (‬which was also named in the same paper as Vayuraptor‭)‬,‭ ‬Kinnareemimus,‭ ‬Siamosaurus,‭ ‬Siamotyrannus and Phuwiangosaurus.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two new basal coelurosaurian theropod dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous Sao Khua Formation of Thailand.‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬64‭(‬2‭)‬:239-260.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Samathi,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Chanthasit‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Sander‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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