- Researchers have found fossil remains of Vespersaurus paranaensis in Cruzeiro do Oeste municipality of Parana state in Brazil. It was a desert based carnivorous dinosaur.
- The Vespersaurus was a theropod, a group of two-footed carnivorous dinosaurs. It belongs to the same group as tyrannosaurus and velociraptor. It lived 90 million years ago.
- According to the researchers, the discovery of fossils in north-eastern region of Parana which was once a desert indicate that the Vespersaurus was well adapted to that type of climate.
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