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Aucasaurus garridoi Coria et al. 2002 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Abelisauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 54524

Full reference: R. A. Coria, L. M. Chiappe, and L. Dingus. 2002. A new close relative of Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte 1985 (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(2):460-465

Belongs to Aucasaurus according to M. T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCF PVPH-236, a skeleton. Its type locality is Auca Mahuevo theropod site, which is in a Campanian/Campanian lacustrine - small mudstone/sandstone in the Anacleto Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore