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The Fosterovenator was probably the first known basal abelisauroids from the Late Jurassic found in the Northern Hemisphere.

Fosterovenator was a small basal member of the ceratosaurid family. The remains of this carnivore were found in Wyoming. It is very rare to find remains of small Theropoda from the Quarry where the Fosterovenator's remains were found. The delicate bone structure of the small theropods is generally found mixed with other dinosaur bones and crocodile bones. However, three small theropods were recovered at the same time and described along with the Fosterovenator.

Fun Fosterovenator Facts For Kids

What did they prey on?

Juvenile dinosaurs

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How long were they?

8.2 ft (2.5 m)

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Where were they found?

Terrestrial habitats


‬Wyoming, USA









Scientific Name

Fosterovenator churei

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Fosterovenator Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Fosterovenator'?

The pronunciation of Fosterovenator is 'Fos-teh-ro-ven-ah-tor'.

What type of dinosaur was a Fosterovenator?

Fosterovenator is an extinct genus of the Ceratosauria family.

In which geological period did the Fosterovenator roam the Earth?

Fosterovenator roamed the earth from the start of the Kimmeridgian stage (157.3 million years ago) to the end of the Tithonian stage (145 million years ago).

When did the Fosterovenator become extinct?

According to a study, the Fosterovenator would have become extinct 145 million years ago.

Where did Fosterovenator live?

The fossils of this species were discovered from Quarry 12, Como Bluff, Kimmeridgian/Tithonian in Wyoming's Morrison Formation, USA. The habitat was characterized by wet floodplain claystone.

What was the Fosterovenators' habitat?

This ceratosaur dinosaur was a terrestrial dinosaur. It is not known how territorial they were.

Who did the Fosterovenator live with?

Fosterovenator would have possibly coexisted with Torvosaurus,‭ ‬Allosaurus, Elaphrosaurus, Ceratosaurus, and other dinosaurs discovered from the Morrison Formation.

How long did a Fosterovenator live?

The lifespan of the Fosterovenator is yet to be studied.

How did they reproduce?

Fosterovenator would have reproduced by laying eggs.

Fosterovenator Fun Facts

What did the Fosterovenator look like?

Based on the remains, paleontologists classed the Fosterovenator to be similar to another species, Elaphrosaurus. The shape of the tibia and fistula was similar to that seen in the Elaphrosaurus.

The overall shape of this dinosaur from the Theropoda family was similar to the Elaphrosaurus.

How many bones did a Fosterovenator have?

The remains of the Fosterovenator include elements of the limb- well-articulated right tibia with astragalus.

How did they communicate?

It is unknown how this genus communicated.

How big was the Fosterovenator?

Based on the fibula size and comparison to Elaphrosaurus, the size of the Fosterovenator is estimated at around 8.2 ft (2.5 m).

How fast could a Fosterovenator move?

Again based on the Fosterovenator being similar to Elaphrosaurus, it is likely for this genus to be quite fast and agile.

How much did a Fosterovenator weigh?

The weight of this dinosaur is yet to be described.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species would be known as adults.

What would you call a baby Fosterovenator?

The baby Fosterovenator would be named as a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

Being predators, it is likely that this genus belonging to the Theropoda, Saurischia, Chordata, and Dinosauria sub-classification would have been aggressive and quite greedy.

Did You Know…

Othniel C. Marsh and Arthur Lakes discovered the remains of this dinosaur in 1879.

The name and description of the genus and the type of species were provided by Dalman in 2014.

*We've been unable to source an image of Fosterovenator and have used an image of Ceratosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Fosterovenator, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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