|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|
|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.