Fukuiraptor (meaning “Fukui Thief”) is a genus of neovenatorid or tyrannosauroid from the Early Cretaceous of Japan. When first unearthed, it was thought to be a dromaeosaurid. The type species is F. kitadaniensis, described by Azuma and Currie in 2000. Its holotype specimen was only about 14 feet(4.3 meters) long, showing it to be a juvenile. Later studies have shown that it was an adult as juvenile specimens were smaller. Some scientists theorize that, like most tyrannosauroids (if Fukuiraptor was a tyrannosauroid), it may having followed a short time being small as an adult to growing fast to full size.
By Richie The Dino on July 28, 2015 in Allosauridae, Carnivorous Dinosaurus, Dinosaurs from the Asian Continent, Dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period, Theropods, Weird Dinos