[D] Deltadromeus agilis [sG] [T]
Sereno, Dutheil, Iarochene, Larsson, Lyon, Magwene, Sidor, Varricchio & Wilson, 1996
Early Cretaceous Late Aptian Albian Cenomanian
Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae Coelurosauria
Kem Kem region of Morocco\\\'s Sahara
Genus - Typespecies
(IPHG 1912 VIII) (13.3 m; ~3.5 tons) dorsal vertebra (220 mm), dorsal vertebra (225 mm), dorsal vertebra (225 mm), caudal vertebra (155 mm), caudal vertebra, caudal vertebra (170 mm), coracoid, pubes, femur (1.22 m), proximal tibia, fibula Ironically, this referred specimen seems to be longer than the Carcharodontosaurus described alongside it by Sereno et al. . There is a strong possibility Deltadromeus is a junior synonym of Bahariasaurus. [M.Mortimer]
A team of the University of Chicago lead by paleontologist Paul Sereno discovered a predator, the discovery was made by teammember Lyon and recovered by the team, has been identified as a new species from a partial skeleton. Named Deltadromeus agilis, or \\\"agile delta runner\\\" for its extraordinarily delicate, long limbs, this fleet-footed, meat-eating dinosaur is an early offshoot of the theropod line that on northern continents gave rise to Tyrannosaurus and the raptor Deinonychus.