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This dinosaur belongs to the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, clade Theropoda, and the family Piatnitzkysauridae. Its genus name means 'robber from Cerro Condor', its fossils were found in a village located in Canadon Asfalto Basin of Argentina and is named after its founder Hipolito Currumil who was also the landowner and discoverer of that area. Candorraptor was found from the Middle Jurassic of Argentina and was one of the earliest large new theropod dinosaurs found in South America. This theropod was about 14.76 ft (4.5 m) long and weighed about 441 lb (200 kg). It is very similar to another theropod from the same formation called Piatnitzkysaurus. Condorraptor's temporal range was Alenian-Bajocian - 170–168 i.e middle Jurassic of Patagonia. It was a carnivore and ate small dinosaurs, lizards, and other animals. Only one holotype specimen was found by paleontologists and the Condorraptor skeleton was made from that only.

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Condorraptor Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Condorraptor'?

Condorraptor therapod is pronounced as 'Kon-dore-rap-tor' was a carnivorous dinosaur from the extinct genus of megalosauroid theropod.

What type of dinosaur was a Condorraptor?

Condorraptor theropod was the extinct genus of similar-looking megalosauroid dinosaurs. Condorraptor derives its name from the phrase "robber from Cerro Condor," which refers to a neighboring village, and its species currumili is named after Hipolito Currumil, the discoverer and landowner of the area where this new theropod dinosaur was found in the Middle Jurassic of Patagonia.

In which geological period did the Condorraptor roam the earth?

Condorraptor, the new theropod dinosaur existed from 180.1 million years to 168.4 million years ago and unless otherwise noted lived in a terrestrial habitat like forest and large grasslands of Argentina with plenty of water and food available as it was a carnivore. Condorraptor lived in the Middle Jurassic of Patagonia.

When did the Condorraptor become extinct?

Condorraptor currumili became extinct about 168 million years ago and as per Patagonia paleontology 48 1, they became extinct due to natural disasters and by other large dinosaurs who roamed the earth at the time.

Where did Condorraptor live?

This dinosaur of Argentina Condorraptor lives in the forest and grasslands in the terrestrial habitat where plenty of food and water was available. It is very similar to another theropod from the same formation called Piatnitzkysaurus.  Currumilli condorraptor meaning 'robber from Cerro Condor' is a genus of Megalosaurid theropod dinosaur. This dinosaur was one the earliest in the South American theropods from the middle Jurassic Age.

What was Condorraptor's habitat?

Condorraptor, this theropod lived in the forest and grasslands of Canadon Asfalto Basin of Argentina and is named after its founder Hipolito Currumil. This theropod was about 14.76 ft (4.5 m) long and weighed about 441 lb (200 kg).

Who did Condorraptor live with?

Condorraptor lived in the Middle Jurassic of Patagonia existed from 180.1 million years to 168.4 million years ago in the middle Jurassic age. They lived in packs, and as they were carnivores, it became easy to catch prey on other dinosaurs. Although not much information is available from the fossils found. Studies from its legs show that this species was highly skeptical of big dinosaurs. The remains of this dinosaur came to know from a single fossil formation.

How long did a Condorraptor live?

Not much content is available on this. The Condorraptor Artapon species were found to live in forests and as terrestrial dinosaurs, they used to roam around the forest area.

How did they reproduce?

The genus Currumili condorraptor was a carnivorous animal and used to lay eggs for reproduction. Condorraptor currumili became extinct about 168 million years ago and as per Patagonia palaeontology 48 1

Condorraptor Fun Facts 

What did Condorraptor look like?

Currumili Condorraptor meaning is 'robber from Cerro Condor'. This new theropod dinosaur genus was at first described from a single tibia, which is the lower leg bone. It was in 2007 that further discoveries lead to the complete information of this dinosaur. It was a middle-sized theropod and have a resemblance to Megalosaurus. They were also related to the same-sized dinosaurs called Piantnizkysaurus, who were also from the same formation as that of Condorraptor. This was a medium-sized dinosaur that gave it an edge in being a good predator of other dinosaurs, who were other smaller sauropods and ornithischian dinosaurs. They used to live in what is now called South America, and unless otherwise noted, lived in a terrestrial habitat like forests and large grasslands of Argentina with plenty of water and food as it was a carnivore.

Condorraptor was a theropod with a moderately long tail and thick legs
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How many bones did a Condorraptor have?

Not much content is available on this count but as the tibia, one of the lower leg bones‬,‭ ‬the skeleton of the Condorraptor‭ ‬does not allow a clear picture of the Condorraptor as to how many bones this theropod has.

How did they communicate?

The account of their communication skills is still unknown. This dinosaur genus was a mid-sized theropod and was a predator of many dinosaurs like sauropods and ornithischians. Many scientists and people confuse them with a bird called the condor bird, but in reality, the condor part which this dinosaur has in its name could be a reference to the Cerro Condor, which is a village in Chubut Province, near to the place where the fossils of this dinosaur were found.

How big was the Condorraptor?

Condorraptor size wildlife is around 14.76 ft (4.5 m) in length and 441 lb (200 kg) in weight, Condorraptor was a mid-sized dinosaur of its time.

How fast could a Condorraptor move?

Condorraptor used to move on its two legs to catch its prey. Not much content is available on the moving abilities of this dinosaur.

How much did a Condorraptor weigh?

A healthy Condorraptor might have weighed around 441 lb (200 kg) in its peak youth and being a carnivore lives on catching small dinosaurs and lizards.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no particular names for the male and the female of this dinosaur species.

What would you call a baby Condorraptor?

The baby of this carnivore dinosaur species does not have any particular name to be called by. They were called 'baby Condorraptor.'

What did they eat?

Candorraptor was considered both an omnivore and a carnivore. It used to eat small dinosaurs and lizards and other small mammals, apart from that, grasses, fruits, and leaves.

How aggressive were they?

They were moderately aggressive.

Did you know...

You will be amazed to know that this small Condorraptor is 'not' called a true raptor-like Velociraptor or Deinonychus. They used to live in what is now called South America and unless otherwise noted lived in a terrestrial habitat like forest and large grasslands.

How did Condorraptor get its name?

Condorraptor fossils were found in a village located in Canadon Asfalto Basin of Argentina and are named after its founder Hipolito Currumil who was also the landowner and also the discoverer of that area and the species is named after Hipolito Currumil as Currumili. Candorraptor was one of the earliest large South American theropods.

Who discovered Condorraptor?

It was found in the Canadon Asfalto Basin of Argentina and is named after its founder Hipolito Currumil, who was also the landowner and discoverer of that area and its species is named after Hipolito Currumil as Currumili. Candorraptor was one of the earliest large South American theropods.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly dinosaur facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable facts, check out these Graciliraptor facts and Timimus facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Condorraptor dinosaur coloring pages.

The first image is an illustration by FunkMonk (Michael B. H.).

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