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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 90 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Coelurosauria
Genus: Bicentenaria
Novas et al., 2012
Species: B. argentina
Binomial name
Bicentenaria argentina
Novas et al., 2012

Bicentenaria is a genus of carnivorous coelurosaurian theropods which lived during the early Late Cretaceous (about 90 million years ago) in what is now Argentina. It currently contains only the type species, Bicentenaria argentina. Estimates suggest that it was 2.5 to 3 metres (8 to 10 ft) in length. This name was first reported in news articles in June 2012,[1] and the paper describing it was formally published in August 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "New species of dinosaur related to giant Tyrannosaurus." itv news, 26 June 2012. Accessed online 27 June 2012
  2. ^ Novas, F.E., Ezcurra, M.D., Agnolín, F.L., Pol, D. and Ortíz, R. (2012). "New Patagonian Cretaceous theropod sheds light about the early radiation of Coelurosauria[permanent dead link]." Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, nueva serie, 14: 57–81.