Alwalkeria

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Genus: Alwalkeria
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The Alwalkeria was discovered in India, in the Maleri Formation of Andhra Pradesh. A well known Triassic geologic Formation. Alwalkeria is the only known dinosaur that was found in this formation, though, other than a few prosauropod fossils that were in determined on what species they were.

The Alwalkeria is known as a Carnivore under the classification of Saurischia Theropoda.

Previously the name was chosen as Walkeria maleriensis to honor the famous Paleontologist who found the Alwalkeria fossils. His name was Alick Walker. Unfortunately the name had already been taken by a member of the colonial animal species of Bryozoa. To that note the name was changed to Alwalkeria in 1994 by the discribers, Chatterjee and Ben Creisler.



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