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PostSubject: Ekrixinatosaurus novasi   Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:22 pm

Ekrixinatosaurus novasi



Temporal range: Late Cretaceous

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Superfamily: Abelisauroidea
Family: Abelisauridae
Genus: Ekrixinatosaurus
Species: Ekrixinatosaurus novasi

Ekrixinatosaurus is perhaps the largest abelisaurid known to date, estimated as 10 to 11 metres (33 to 36 ft) long. It was also particularly robust and had a relatively large head, suggesting that it was a powerful predator or scavenger, able to scare other predators away from their kills.

Its fossils have been found in Argentina. The type species, Ekrixinatosaurus novasi, was first described in 2004 by Argentinian paleontologist Jorge Calvo, and Chilean paleontologists David Rubilar-Rogers and Karen Moreno.

Length: 7m - 11m
Hieght at the hip: 180cm? - 210cm?
Weight: 800kg? - 2000kg?
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