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Labocania

Labocania, meaning “red lips”(named for the La Bocana Roja Formation), is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Campanian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago). It lived in what is now Baja California, Mexico. The type species, L. anomala, was described in 1974 by Ralph Molnar.

Labocania is known only from fragmentary remains, and its physical characteristics are not well known. There is some speculation that it may be closely similar to tyrannosaurid dinosaurs, but there is no certain family placement of this animal. The actual size of the animal is uncertain, but it is thought to have been about 20 feet long. It was most likely a carnivore.

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