Afrovenator

Afrovenator

Pronunciation:
aff-ROW-ven-ah-tor
Name meaning:
'African hunter'
Afrovenator
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
9.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 132-121 million years ago
Found in:
Niger

Taxonomic details

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

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