Condorraptor was from the family Pianitzkysauridae, living in the Jurassic period 180 to 168 million years ago. Its first fossil remains were collected in Argentina.
|What does Condorraptor mean?||Robber|
|On the menu||Carnivore|
|Length||15’ (4.5 meters)|
|Weight||440 lbs (200 kg)|
|Legs used to get around||Bipedal|
|Estimated top speed||Unknown|
|When they lived||180.1 to 168.4 million years ago|
|Where they have been found?||Argentina, South America|
When & Where
Condorraptor existed from 180.1 million to 168.4 million years ago during the Jurassic period.
It was first discovered in the Canadon Asfalto Basin in Argentina. They roamed around the areas like forests and grasslands. These areas provide them with access to plenty of water and food for their survival. It was named after the paleontologist who found it, Hipolito Currumi, who’s also the land owner of the area where it was dug out.
Size & Weight
It measured around 15’ (4.5 meters) in length and weighed 440 lbs (200kg) making it a mid-sized dinosaur.
Mobility & Diet
Mainly fed with other small dinosaurs, lizards and mammals. Most likely, they were very aggressive dinosaurs.
- It is known to be one of the earliest large, new theropods to have been discovered in South America.
- Only one holotype specimen was known from this theropod and it was named Condorraptor currumili.
- It is believed that they went extinct because of natural disasters and were preyed on by other large dinosaurs during their time.
- Condorraptor was not really a true raptor like the Velociraptor.
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