Vitakridrinda belongs to the family of abelisaurid theropod dinosaur that had been found existed in the Maastrichtian age of the late Cretaceous period. The fossil remains of the species were first discovered in Baluchistan of western Pakistan. This carnivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia, Saurischia, Theropoda, Abelisauroidea, Abelisauridae.
The species was first described by M.S. Malkani in 2006. The fossil was recovered near Vitariki by a team of palaeontologists from the Geological Survey of Pakistan. Only the partial remains of this species have been found till date.
The found fossil representation includes a tooth, braincase and two femurs (thigh bones) , a partial rostrum (snout). Vitakridrinda’s structure, length and weight still remain unpredicted due to the incomplete remains.
|Name:||Vitakridrinda (named after Vitariki).|
|Named By:||M.Sadiq Malkani - 2006.|
Chordata, Reptilia, Saurischia, Theropoda, Abelisauroidea, Abelisauridae.
Large size; narrow jaws; bipedal posture.