Name: "Abel's lizard" (Gr. 'sauros' - lizard, reptile) Species:Abelisaurus comahuensis Family: Neoceratosauria Order/Suborder: saurischia/theropod Time: late Cretaceous; 70-75 mya Location: South America (Rio Negro Province, Argentina) Diet: carnivore Discovered: 1985, by Bonaparte & Novas Length: 21-26 ft. (6.5 - 7.9 m) Height: 6.6 ft. (2 m) at the hips Weight: 1.5 tons (1,360 kilos) Fossil Record: single skull, 33 in. (85 cm) long

Abelisaurus was named after the then-director of the Aregentinian Museum of Natural Science, Roberto Abel. Very little is known about it, except that it was a medium-sized theropod with a large head and rounded snout that superficially resembled Tyrannosaurus rex.

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