Powellvenator (meaning "Jaime Powell's hunter") is an extinct genus of coelophysoid theropod dinosaur that lived during the latter part of the Triassic Period in what is now northwestern Argentina. Fossils of the dinosaur were found in the Los Colorados Formation of the Ischigualasto-Villa Unión Basin. The type species, Powellvenator podocitus, was named by Martin Ezcurra in 2017.[1]

Temporal range: Norian
~221–206 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Superfamily: Coelophysoidea
Genus: Powellvenator
Ezcurra 2017
Type species
Powellvenator podocitus
Ezcurra 2017

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  1. ^ Martín D. Ezcurra (2017). "A new early coelophysoid neotheropod from the Late Triassic of northwestern Argentina". Ameghiniana. 54 (5): 506–538. doi:10.5710/AMGH.04.08.2017.3100.