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Afrovenator

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Pronounced
aff-ROW-ven-ah-tor
Meaning of name
African hunter
Length
  9m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(132 - 121 million years ago)
Found in
Niger

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Megalosauridae, Eustreptospondylinae, Afrovenator
Named by
Sereno, Wilson, Larsson, Dutheil and Sues (1944)
Type species
abakensis