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Unenlagia

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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.

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Pronounced
oon-en-lahg-ee-ah
Meaning of name
half bird
Length
  2.4m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(94 - 86 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

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