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LINHEVENATOR

a meat-eating troodontid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: LIN-huh-veh-NAY-tuhr
Meaning: Linhe hunter
Author/s: Xu et al. (2011)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Linhe, China
Chart Position: 608

Linhevenator tani

(Tan's Linhe Hunter)Etymology
Linhevenator is derived from "Linhe" (the district of Inner Mongolia where the specimen was discovered), and the Latin "venator" (hunter).
The species epithet, tani, honors Prof. Tan Lin for his contributions to the field of vertebrate paleontology in Inner Mongolia.
Discovery
The remains of Linhevenator were discovered at the "North Canyon" locality in the Wulansuhai Formation, Bayan Mandahu Village, Wulatehouqi, Linhe District, Inner Mongolia, China, in 2009. The holotype (LH V0021) is a badly weathered partial skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Santonian-Campanian
Age range: 86-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 2 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 25 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
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Atkinson, L. "LINHEVENATOR :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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