Unenlagia

Unenlagia

Pronunciation:
oon-en-lahg-ee-ah
Name meaning:
'half bird'
Unenlagia
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Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
2.4m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 94-86 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

Unenlagia is known from postcranial remains. The shoulder joint indicates a wide range of arm movements could be made. This may even have evolved from flying ancestors.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae
Named by:
Novas and Puerta (1997)
Type species:
comahuensis
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