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Buitreraptor
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous, 94 mya
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Dromaeosauridae
Genus: Buitreraptor
Buitreraptor-Deinonychus
Buitreraptor (front) and Deinonychus (behind) at the Field Museum of Natural History

Buitreraptor is a small dromaeosaur from the Cretaceous of Argentina. It was about four to five feet long (1.5 metres).

Buitreraptor has a slender, flat, extremely elongated snout. Its jaws have many small teeth which lack meat-tearing serrations or cutting edges. They are grooved, strongly recurved and flattened. This probably meant it ate quite small animals, like lizards and mammals.

Since its close relatives had feathers, it is likely that Buitreraptor also was feathered.

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