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Afrovenator Fact Sheet
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|NAME:||Meaning - Afrovenator means "African hunter"
Pronounced - AF-ro-vee-NAY-tor
Named By - Paul Sereno, J. A. Wilson, Larsson, Dutheil and H. D. Sues, 1994
When Named - 1994
|SIZE:||Length - 27-30 ft (8-9 m) long
Height - 7.5 ft (2.3 m) tall at the hips
Weight - ?
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Early Cretaceous period, about 130 million years ago.|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in Abaka, Niger, Africa, in the southern Sahara desert.|
|FOSSILS:||A nearly complete Afrovenator was found in 1993. It is the most complete Cretaceous period carnivore found in Africa so far.|
|Afrovenator was a bipedal, meat-eating, three-fingered, stiff-tailed predator that had 2-inch-long bladelike teeth. It was related to Allosaurus.|
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