Piatnitzkysaurus

genus of reptiles (fossil)

Piatnitzkysaurus (meaning "Piatnitzky's lizard") is a genus of theropod dinosaur. It lived about 166 to 164 million years ago in the middle Jurassic Period. Its remains were found in Argentina. The animal was a fairly large, lightly built, bipedal, land-based carnivore. It grew up to 6.6 m (21.7 ft) long.

Piatnitzkysaurus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
~166–164 Ma
Piatnitzkysaurus mount japan.jpg
Skeleton cast
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: Piatnitzkysauridae
Genus: Piatnitzkysaurus
Bonaparte 1979
Species:
P. floresi
Binomial name
Piatnitzkysaurus floresi

ClassificationEdit

Megalosauroidea


Xuanhanosaurus




Marshosaurus 




Condorraptor 



Piatnitzkysaurus 








Chuandongocoelurus



Monolophosaurus  



Megalosauria

Spinosauridae  



Megalosauridae  






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