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SINOVENATOR

a meat-eating troodontid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: SIEN-O-vuh-NAH-tuhr
Meaning: Chinese hunter
Author/s: Xu et al. (2002)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Liaoning Province, China
Chart Position: 422

Sinovenator changii

(Chang's Chinese hunter)Etymology
Sinovenator is derived from the Latin "sinae" (an old name for China) and "venator" (hunter).
The species epithet, changii, honors Meeman Chang of the IVPP for her signifcant role in the study of the Jehol fauna. Because Chang is a female researcher, the epithet should have been "changae", but it can't be changaed now. Boom boom.
Discovery
The remains of Sinovenator were discovered in the Yixian Formation at Lujiatun Village, Shangyuan, Beipiao City, Liaoning Province, China. The holotype (IVPP V 12615) is a disarticulated partial skull and skeleton, and IVPP V 12583 (a partial skeleton) is a referred specimen.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Hauterivian
Age range: 136-130 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 1 meters
Est. max. hip height: 0.3 meters
Est. max. weight: 5 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
Family Tree:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptora
Troodontidae
Sinovenatorinae
Sinovenator
changii
References
• Xu X, Norell MA, Wang X-L, Makovicky PJ and Wu X-C (2002) "A basal troodontid from the Early Cretaceous of China". Nature. 415: 780–784.
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