アベリサウルス Abelisaurus オーストラリア恐竜大陸
英文読み方： アベリーソーラス ah-bell-ee-saw-rus
Sourischia Theropoda Neotheropoda Family: Abelisauridae
First Discovered: 1985 ・Fｏｕｎｄ： South America ・Ｌｅｎｇｔｈ： 7 m
Wｅｉｇｈｔ： 1.5 t ・ Fｏｏｄ： Meat
Yｏｕｎｇ： Eggs ・ Lｉｖｅｄ： Late Cretaceous 75～70 million years ago
Abelisaurus is a meat eater known from just a single skull found in the Rio Negro Province of Argentina, and was first descrived in 1985.
The skull is quite high and large at 85 cm with a rounded snout and many small saw edged teeth.
Although the head of Abefisourus is broad, the face is relatively short. An unusual feature of this theropod is a large opening on the side of the skull in front of the eye sockets.
The abelisaur dinosaurs are two legged hunters that grew to 9 m in length.
Representatives of the family are found in Africa, Asia and South America.
Carnosaurus and Majungatholus are members of the Abelisourdoe. Some of these animals have distinctive horns or dome like growths on their skulls. Most have large eyes and short arms. Abelisaurus is usually illustrated as a small, rather fat necked Tyrannosaurus like dinosaur. Most people who study dinosaurs, however, suggest that they are placed an separate branches of the dinosaur evolutionary tree.