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LIAONINGVENATOR

A meat-eating troodontid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: lee-YOW-ning-vuh-NAH-tuhr
Meaning: Liaoning hunter
Author/s: Shen et al. (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Liaoning, China
Chart Position: 788

Liaoningvenator curriei

The fifth troodontid known from the Early Cretaceous of wes­tern Liaoning and one of the most complete and best-preserved troodontids found anywhere.
(Currie's Liaoning hunter)Etymology
Liaoningvenator is derived from "Liaoning" (for the province in which it was found) and the Latin "venator" (hunter). The species epithet, curriei, honors Canadian palaeontologist Phil Currie for his outstanding contribution to the research on small theropod dinosaurs.
Discovery
The remains of Liaoningvenator were discovered in the Yixian Formation at Lujiatun, Shangyuan, Beipiao City, Liaoning Province, China. The holotype (DNHM D3012, housed in the Dalian City Natural History Museum) is a nearly complete, naturally articulated skeleton with skull and lower jaws, preserved in glorious 3D.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Hauterivian
Age range: 136-130 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Carnivore
References
Shen Caizhi, Zhao Bo, Gao Chunling, Lü Junchang & Martin Kundrát (2017) "A New Troodontid Dinosaur (Liaoningvenator curriei gen. et sp. nov.) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation in Western Liaoning Province". Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 38(3): 359-371.
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Atkinson, L. "LIAONINGVENATOR :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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