Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "From the Ute word 'yurgovuch' which means coyote"
Named By: Phil Senter, James I. Kirkland, Donald D. DeBlieux, Scott Madsen & Natalie Toth in 2012
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 130-125 Ma
Location: USA, Utah - Cedar Mountain Formation, Yellow Cat Member
Size: Roughly estimated around 2.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains including cervical (neck), dorsal (back) and caudal (tail) vertebrae as well as a partial pubis
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Theropoda | Dromaeosauridae | Dromaeosaurinae |

Yurgovuchia is an extinct genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur known from the Early Cretaceous (probably Barremian stage) of Utah. It contains a single species, Yurgovuchia doellingi. According to a phylogenetic analysis performed by its describers, it represents an advanced dromaeosaurine, closely related to Achillobator, Dromaeosaurus and Utahraptor.

Read more about Yurgovuchia at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra