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meaning: "Luanchuan thief"
Named By: JinC Lu, L. Xu, X.inL.Zhang, Q. Ji, S.inH. Jia, W.inY. Hu, J.inM. Zhang, & Y.inH. Wu in 2007
Time Period: Late Cretaceous
Location: China, Henan Province - Qiupa Formation
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Teeth and partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Dromaeosauridae |

Luanchuanraptor (meaning "Luanchuan thief") is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China. It is based on a partial skeleton from the Qiupa Formation in Luanchuan, Henan. A medium-sized dromaeosaurid, it is the first Asian dromaeosaurid described from outside the Gobi Desert or northeastern China. The fossil material is cataloged as 4HIII-0100 in the Henan Geological Museum and includes four teeth, one frontal, a neck vertebra, one or two back vertebrae, seventeen tail vertebrae, ribs, chevrons, a humerus (upper arm bone), claw and finger bones, partial shoulder and pelvic girdles, and other fragmentary bones from a moderately sized dromaeosaurid. The type species is L. henanensis, described by Lu et al. in 2007.

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