Live reconstruction of Concavenator corcovatus
- Concavenator corcovatus
Concavenator ( " hunter from Cuenca " ) is a genus theropod dinosaurs. The fossils were discovered relatively well-preserved near Cuenca, Spain, by the paleontologists Francisco Ortega, José Luis Sanz and Fernando escaso.
The approximately six meters long, bipedal Concavenator had a few among the dinosaurs unique features. On his back he carried a distinctive hump, its usefulness is unknown. Although other theropods such as Spinosaurus had extensive spinous processes of the vertebrae, but these are not comparable to the cusp of Concavenator. Also sat several surveys on the Ellen. This property points to a close relationship with birds.
Concavenator corcovatus is the only known Art The Predator is considered a primitive Carcharodontosaurier within the Allosauroidea. The systematic position illustrated by the following cladogram:
Pictures of fossils
From left to right: Fernando escaso, Francisco Ortega and José Luis Sanz work on the fossil remains of Concavenator
View of the obtained skeleton of Concavenator
- F. Ortega, F. Escaco and JL Sanz (2010). A bizarre, humped Carcharodontosauria ( Theropoda ) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Nature 467: 203-206 pages