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meaning: "named after Vitariki"
Named By: M. Sadiq Malkani in 2006
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 69 Ma
Location: Pakistan, Balochistan - Pab Formation
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains including a tooth, braincase and two femurs (thigh bones), a partial rostrum (snout) was later attributed to the genus. Some vertebrae recovered
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Saurischia | Theropoda | Abelisauroidea | Abelisauridae |

Vitakridrinda is a genus of abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Balochistan, western Pakistan. The type species is V. sulaimani. The discovery was made (along with other dinosaur specimens) near Vitariki by a team of palaeontologists from the Geological Survey of Pakistan, in rocks from the Maastrichtian-age Vitakri Member of the Pab Formation. Formally described in 2006 by M.S. Malkani, the genus is based on partial remains including two thigh bones, a braincase, and a tooth. A partial snout was later found that Malkani assigned to the holotype, and additional vertebrae may also belong to this genus. However, the snout was later reclassified as a new genus of mesoeucrocodylian, Induszalim.

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