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meaning: "Tachira thief"
Named By: M. C. Langer, A. D. Rincon, J. Ramezani, A. Solorzano & O. W. M. Rauhut in 2014
Time Period: Early Jurassic
Location: Venezuela - La Quinta formation
Size: Tibia 25 centimetres long. Further details uncertain but total body length roughly estimated to have been about 1.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Tibia (lower leg bone) and partial hip
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda |

Tachiraptor ("thief of Tachira") is a genus of carnivorous theropod dinosaurs found in the early Jurassic period La Quinta Formation of Venezuela. It includes one species, Tachiraptor admirabilis, described from a fossilized tibia and ischium. They were small bipedal dinosaurs, with a deduced total body length of just over 1.5 m (4.9 ft). They were likely generalist predators, preying on smaller vertebrates like other dinosaurs or lizards.

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