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PostSubject: Vitakridrinda sulaimani   Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:13 pm

Vitakridrinda sulaimani



Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian, 69Ma

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
clade: Sauropsida
clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Superfamily: Abelisauroidea
Family: Abelisauridae
Genus: Vitakridrinda
Species: V. sulaimani

Binomial name
Vitakridrinda sulaimani
Malkani, 2006

Size is currently unknown and no estimates have been made.

Vitakridrinda is a genus of abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of western Pakistan. The type species is V. sulaimani.

It was discovered near Vitariki by a team of palaeontologists from the Geological Survey of Pakistan, in rocks from the Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation.

Described in 2006 by M.S. Malkani, the genus is based on partial remains including two thigh bones, a braincase, and a tooth. A partial snout was later found and assigned to the holotype, and additional vertebrae may also belong to this genus.
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