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LATENIVENATRIX

a large, meat-eating troodontid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Canada.
Pronunciation: la-ten-EYE-vuh-NAY-tricks
Meaning: Hidden hunter
Author/s: van der Reest and Currie (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Alberta, Canada
Chart Position: 807

Latenivenatrix mcmasterae

(McMaster's hidden hunter)Etymology
Latenivenatrix is derived from the Latin "latens" (hiding) and "venatrix" (feminine form of "venator", meaning "hunter"). The name refers to its fossils hiding in several collections for almost a century without being recognised as distinct, and to a predatory dinosaur that would hide in cover until a suitable time to attack its prey. The species epithet, mcmasterae (mac-MAH-stuh-rye), honors the first author's late mother, Lynne (McMaster) van der Reest.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Late Campanian
Age range: 76-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 3.5 meters
Est. max. hip height: 1.2 meters
Est. max. weight: 20 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Aaron J. van der Reest and Philip J. Currie (2017) "Troodontids (Theropoda) from the Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta, with a description of a unique new taxon: implications for deinonychosaur diversity in North America". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (advance online publication)
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Atkinson, L. "LATENIVENATRIX :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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