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meaning: "after the palaeontologist Richard Estes"
Named By: Phillip Currie, John Keith Rigby & Robert Evan Sloan in 1990
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 76.5 Ma
Location: Canada - Alberta - Judith River Formation, Horseshoe Canyon Formation and Scollard Formation. USA - Wyoming - Lance Formation, Texas - Aguja Formation, and possibly Utah - Cedar Mountain Formation
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil material
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Pair of mandibles (lower jaw bones) and large amounts of teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Dromaeosauridae |

Richardoestesia is a medium-sized (~100 kg) genus of theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America. It currently contains two species, R. gilmorei and R. isosceles.

Read more about Richardoestesia at Wikipedia
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