Name: Wakinosaurus ‭(‬Wakino lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Wak-e-no-sor-us.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬Okazaki‭ ‬-‭ ‬1992.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda.
Species: W.‭ ‬satoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: ‭ ‬Impossible to say because the genus is only known from a tooth.
Known locations: Japan,‭ ‬Kyushu‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sengoku Formation.
Time period: Hauterivian-Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial tooth crown.

       Wakinosaurus is genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in Japan during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Because Wakinosaurus is named from the discovery of a single tooth,‭ ‬the genus is regarded as highly dubious it is next to impossible to assign further fossil material to it.‭ ‬By extension,‭ ‬it is very difficult to identify what kind of theropod dinosaur Wakinosaurus was,‭ ‬or even how big it grew.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new genus and species of carnivorous dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Kwanmon Group,‭ ‬northern Kyushu.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History‭ ‬11:87-90.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Okazaki‭ ‬-‭ ‬1992.


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