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Aucasaurus

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Aucasaurus is known from an almost complete skeleton.

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Pronounced
aw-ka-sore-us
Meaning of name
Auca lizard
Length
  5m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(84 - 71 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria, Neoceratosauria, Abelisauroidea, Abelisauria, Aucasaurus
Named by
Coria, Chiappe and Dingus (2002)
Type species
garridoi