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Skorpiovenator bustingorryi



Skorpiovenator bustingorryi


Canale, Scanferla, Agnolin and Novas, 2009

Meaning of the generic name

Derived from Greek and Latin for Scorpion Hunter, after the amount of scorpions present at the site
  Meaning of the specific name
  In honour of Manuel Bustingorry who owned the farm where the specimen was discovered


Length: 29. 5 ft (9 m)


Holotype: MMCH-PV 48K Known from a near complete skeleton missing only sections of the tail and the majority of the forelimbs. The specimen is kept in the collections of the Municipal Museum in Argentina 


Age and Distribution

Horizon: Huincul Formation, Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) 
Locality: Training Huincul, Patagonia, Argentina


Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Abelisauridae Carnotaurinae

  Further Reading


Canale, J.I., Scanferla, C.A., Agnolin, F., and Novas, F.E. (2009). "New carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of NW Patagonia and the evolution of abelisaurid theropods". Naturwissenschaften 96 (3): 409–414. Visit this link to view the abstract: doi:10.1007/s00114-008-0487-4



Image reconstruction of Skorpiovenator bustingorryi by N. Tamura