Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tachiraptor admirabilis, early dinosaur from Venezuela

New dinosaur (Theropoda, stem-Averostra) from the earliest Jurassic of the La Quinta formation, Venezuelan Andes. 2014. Langer, M.C., et al. Royal Society Open Science

Tachiraptor, a 1.5-meter-long theropod dinosaur (center) that lived in what is now Venezuela just over 200 million years ago, is a close cousin of dinosaurs that later evolved into multiton meat eaters such as Allosaurus. link