Variraptor mechinorum Le Loeuff and Buffetaut 1998 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

Full reference: J. Le Loeuff and E. Buffetaut. 1998. A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France. Oryctos 1:105-112

Belongs to Variraptor according to P. Chanthasit and E. Buffetaut 2009

See also Allain and Pereda Suberbiola 2003, Buffetaut 2005, Laurent et al. 2001, Le Loeuff 1998, Le Loeuff and Buffetaut 1998 and Senter et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Méchin Collection. Its type locality is La Bastide Neuve, which is in a Campanian fluvial claystone in the Argiles et Grès à Reptiles Formation of France.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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