Full reference: A. M. Yates. 2005. A new theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa and its implications for the early evolution of theropods. Palaeontologia Africana 41:105-122
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: BP/1/5243, a skull. Its type locality is Dracovenator type, farm Upper Drumbo (BPi), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Upper Elliot Formation of South Africa.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore