Buitreraptor was a dromaeosaur or raptor" dinosaur that lived during the late cretaceous . Buitreraptor gonzalezorum

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is a newly exposed fossil species, a small rooster-size predatory dinosaur belonging to the dromaeosaurid family. The discover occurred in Argentina in 2005.

Buitreraptor gonzalezorum is the only known species of the genus Buitreraptor. The genus name means "Vulture-raptor", from the Spanish word buitre gist vulture.

Buitreraptor lived about 90 million years ago, when South America was a remote continent like Australia today. Buitreraptor has some different physical features than typical northern dromaeosaurs, like Velociraptor .From this scientists end that this dinosaur was not a big-game hunter like most other dromaeosaurs, but a seeker of small animals such as lizards and mammals. Its long bird-like arms confirm such a life of greedy fast-moving small prey. It has long legs and must have been an nimble runner. It most likely had feathers. This dromaeosaur occupied a niche like that of modern secretarybirds or even the dinosaur Troodon from North America.