Piatnitzkysaurus

Piatnitzkysaurus floresi

  • Pronounced:  pee-At-nit-skee-Sore-us

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Piatnitzky Lizard"

  • Length:  20 feet (6 m)

  • Height:  8 feet (2.5 m)

  • Weight:  660 pounds (300 kilos)

  • Time:  Mid Jurassic - 160 million years ago

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Argentina, South America

This medium-sized meat-eater was a South American cousin of Allosaurus  It was found in the same area as Patagosaurus  and probably fed upon those large plant-eaters when they were still young (and small).

Piatnitzkysaurus seems to have been a more primitive allosaurid in a number of its features. It is considered by some to be a "root" dinosaur at the base of the carnosaur family tree. This family tree, however, is not yet universally accepted.



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