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meaning: "Achilles hero"
Named By: Altangerel Perle, Mark A. Norell & Jim Clark in 1999
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 89 Ma
Location: Mongolia, Dornogovi Province - Bayan Shireh Formation
Size: Estimated 6 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains including vertebrae, hindlimbs, forelimbs, shoulder, ribs, as well as an upper jaw fragment of the premaxilla with teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Dromaeosauridae | Eudromaeosauria | Dromaeosaurinae |

Achillobator ( a-KILL-a-BAY-tohr) is a dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived roughly 98 to 83 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous in what is now Mongolia, in Asia. It was among the largest dromaeosaurs; the holotype and only known individual of Achillobator is estimated at 5 to 6 m (16.4 to 19.7 ft) long. Achillobator was a moderately-built, ground-dwelling, bipedal carnivore. It would have been an active predator, hunting with the enlarged, sickle-shaped claw on the second toe.

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