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Altispinax
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 140–133Ma
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Holotype (NHMUK R1828) illustrated c. 1850s
Scientific classification
Genus:
Altispinax
Species:
dunkeri
Synonyms
  • Acrocanthosaurus altispinax Paul, 1988
  • Altispinax altispinax Paul, 1988
  • Altispinax lydekkerhueneorum Pickering, 1995
  • Becklespinax altispinax Paul, 1988

Altispinax (meaning "with high spines") is an predatory theropod dinosaur that lived near Sussex, England. It lived during the Early Cretaceous, about 137 million years ago. It was closely related to Becklespinax, another dinosaur from Sussex.

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