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genus

Abel's lizard
Abelisaurus Bonaparte & Novas, 1985

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

Temporal range:Upper Cretaceous

Size

9m long

Description

Abelisaurus was a primitive theropod that was roughly 21 to 25 feet (6.5 to 8 m) long, weighing roughly 1500 kg. Details of Abelisaurus bones prove it was related to Carnotaurus, although Abelisaurus had no horns, a longer head, and a hooked nose.

Ecology

Abelisaurus was a carnivore that preyed on Dinosaurs such as Antarctosaurus.

Distribution

Argentina
Author: Bill Darwin

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

species Abelisaurus comahuensis Bonaparte & Novas, 1985

Abelisaurus comahuensis


Links and literature

EN Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [53946]

Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [http://fossilworks.org/] [as Abelisaurus Bonaparte & Novas, 1985]
Data retrieved on: 11 December 2015

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Explanations

extinct taxon