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genus

auca lizard
Aucasaurus Coria Chiappe & Dingus, 2002

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Dinosauria - dinosaurs »  family Abelisauridae

Temporal range:Upper Cretaceous

Description

Aucasaurus was a medium-sized Argentinian theropod dinosaur of the Santonian stage. It was around 4 m (13 ft) long and 1 m (3 ft) high at the hip, weighing around 700 kg (1,500 lb); considerably smaller than the related Carnotaurus, although the arms were longer. It is the smallest known carnotaurine.

Size

4.3m long

Ecology

Carnivorous feeding on Sauropods eg. Antarctosaurus.

Distribution

Argentina
Author: Bill Darwin

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

species Aucasaurus garridoi Coria, Chiappe, Dingus, 2002

Links and literature

EN Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [54523]

Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [http://fossilworks.org/] [as Aucasaurus Coria, Chiappe & Dingus, 2002]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2016

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Explanations

extinct taxon