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Afrovenator abakensis Sereno et al. 1994 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Megalosaurinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56399

Full reference: P. C. Sereno, J. A. Wilson, H. C. E. Larsson, D. B. Dutheil, and H.-D. Sues. 1994. Early Cretaceous dinosaurs from the Sahara. Science 266(5183):267-271

Belongs to Afrovenator according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UC OBA 1, a skeleton (relatively complete skeleton). Its type locality is In Abaka, which is in a Jurassic/Jurassic terrestrial horizon in the Tiourarén Formation of Niger.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 760.0, humerus length 400.0, skull length 840.0, tibia length 687.0

Estimated body mass: 901.7 kg based on femur length