Urbacodon

Urbacodon

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'URBAC tooth'

1.0m-long small theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Country: Uzbekistan

Period: Late Cretaceous, 95 million years ago

Urbacodon is known only from a left dentary (the bone of the lower jaw that bears the teeth), which contained 32 unserrated teeth. Its name comes from 'URBAC', the acronym for international joint expeditions to the Kyzylkum Desert.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia

Named by: Averianov and Sues (2007)

Type species: itemirensis

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