Pronunciation: LIN-huh-veh-NAY-tuhr Meaning: Linhe hunter Author/s: Xu et al. (2011) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Linhe, China Chart Position: 599
(Tan's Linhe Hunter)EtymologyLinhevenator 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.
DiscoveryThe 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.