|Named By:||Ruben Dario Martinez and Fernando Emilio Novas in 2006|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous|
|Location:||Argentina, Chubut Province - Bajo Barreal Formation|
|Size:||Roughly estimated to be about 2 and 3 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Articulated right hind limb. Remains of further remains known|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Coelurosauria ||
Aniksosaurus (meaning "spring lizard", from Modern Greek Anoixe, "Spring", referring to the fact it was found on 21 September 1995, the onset of Spring on the Southern Hemisphere) is a genus of dinosaur from what is now Chubut Province, Argentina. It was a theropod, specifically a coelurosaur, which lived in the middle Cretaceous period, between 96-91 million years ago. The type species, Aniksosaurus darwini, was formally described by Ruben Dario Martinez and Fernando Emilio Novas in 2006; the name was first coined in 1995 and reported in the literature in 1997. The specific epithet honors Charles Darwin who visited Patagonia in 1832/1833 during the Voyage of the Beagle.