Albertavenator

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Albertavenator
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 71.5–71 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Troodontidae
Genus: Albertavenator
Evans et al., 2017
Type species
Albertavenator curriei
Evans et al., 2017

Albertavenator is a genus of small troodontid theropod dinosaur, known from the early Maastrichtian in the Cretaceous period. It contains a single species, A. curriei, named after paleontologist Phil Currie, based on a partial left frontal found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta.[1] Albertavenator's discovery indicates that small dinosaur diversity may be underestimated at present due to the difficulty in identifying species from fragmentary remains.[2]

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  1. ^ Evans, D.C.; Cullen, T.M.; Larson, D.W.; Rego, A. (2017). "A new species of troodontid theropod (Dinosauria: Maniraptora) from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Maastrichtian) of Alberta, Canada". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. doi:10.1139/cjes-2017-0034.
  2. ^ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170717091023.htm