Austroraptor (pron.:"awe-stroh-rap-ter") is an extinct genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that lived about 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period in what is now modern Argentina. Austroraptorwas a medium sized, moderately-built, ground-dwelling, bipedal carnivore, that could grow up to 5 m (16.4 ft) long. Its length makes Austroraptor one of the largest dromaeosaurids known, with onlyAchillobatorDakotaraptor, and Utahraptor approaching or surpassing it in length. It is the largest dromaeosaur to be discovered in the Southern Hemisphere. Particularly notable about the taxon were its relatively short forearms, much shorter in proportion when compared to the majority of the members of its group.


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