Friday, 22 November 2013

Dracovenator regenti

Dracovenator regenti
Yates, 2006
Meaning of generic name
In Latin draco, 'dragon', and venator, 'hunter' in reference to the Drakensberg Mountains where the specimen was discovered
Meaning of specific name
In honour of Regent Huma
Body length: 20 ft (6 m)
Holotype BP/1/5243 a partial fragmentary skull, referred specimen BP/1/5278 another partial skull from a juvenile
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Upper Elliot Formation, Lower Jurassic (Hettangian-Sinemurian)

Locality: Upper Drumbo farm, Barkly East District of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Dilophosauridae
Further Reading
Yates A. M. 2006. A new theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa and its implications for the early evolution of theropods. Palaeontologia africana 41: 105-122.

Smith, N.D., Makovicky, P.J., Pol, D., Hammer, W.R., and Currie, P.J. (2007). "The Dinosaurs of the Early Jurassic Hanson Formation of the Central Transantarctic Mountains: Phylogenetic Review and Synthesis". U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies.

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