|Named By:||Jose Bonaparte & Fernando Novas in 1985|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, 80 Ma|
|Location:||Argentina, Patagonia, Rio Negro Province - Anacleto Formation|
|Size:||Body estimated between 7 and 9 meters long. Skull is measured at over 85 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Single incomplete skull|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Saurischia | Theropoda | Abelisauridae | Abelisaurinae ||
Abelisaurus ("Abel's lizard") is a genus of predatory abelisaurid theropod dinosaur during the Late Cretaceous Period (Campanian) of what is now South America. It was a bipedal carnivore that probably reached about 7.4 metres (24 ft 3 in) in length, although this is uncertain as it is known from only one partial skull.