Fukuiraptor

Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis

  • Pronounced:  few - Kew - ee - rap - tore

  • Diet:  Carnivore (meat-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Fukui Plunderer"

  • Length:  14 ft.(4.2 meters)

  • Height:  3 ft.(1 meters)

  • Weight:  450 pounds (200 kilos)

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 110 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Fukuiraptor was a medium-sized meat-eater that lived in what is now Japan. Scientists first thought it was a member of the raptor family, but after studying the fossils they now believe it was related to Allosaurus. It is thought that this specimen was not mature and that an adult would be considerably larger.

This specimen caused some confusion upon its initial discovery because its hand claw was mistaken for the killer claw on the foot of a dromaeosaur. It is now considered to be a basal member of the allosaur family and possibly a species of Allosaurus similar or identical to the Australian species.



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