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Mapasaurus joins ranks of largest carnivores

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Image credit: David Monniaux
Image credit: David Monniaux
Scientists are learning more about what appears to be one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs known, a two-legged beast whose bones were found several years ago in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of Argentina. One expert called the discovery the first substantial evidence of group living by large meat-eaters other than tyrannosaurs like T. rex.

The creature, which apparently measured more than 40 feet long, is called Mapusaurus roseae.

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snuffypuffer

You really do have to wonder how big these guys really got. Average size, though, I don't doubt is fairly easy to determine. Still some big ol' mugs, though.

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frogfish

In an article I posted in the Paleontology section, mapasaurus was though to be a pack hunter. A pack of these giants could easily take down argueably the worlds largest dinosaur...Argentinosaurus.

Argentinosaurus was also the favorite prey of the other large theropod of it's time...Giginatosaurus. Makes you think whether they were of the same genus, as Charcharodontosaurus (46 feet-Africa) was also proposed in the same genus.

Saurophaganax was a GIANT allosaur that measured of 50 feet in length, very likely longer than Spinosaurus. Many think Saurophaganax is a subspecies of Allosaurus fragillis.

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slurpygloop

In an article I posted in the Paleontology section, mapasaurus was though to be a pack hunter. A pack of these giants could easily take down argueably the worlds largest dinosaur...Argentinosaurus.

Argentinosaurus was also the favorite prey of the other large theropod of it's time...Giginatosaurus. Makes you think whether they were of the same genus, as Charcharodontosaurus (46 feet-Africa) was also proposed in the same genus.

Saurophaganax was a GIANT allosaur that measured of 50 feet in length, very likely longer than Spinosaurus. Many think Saurophaganax is a subspecies of Allosaurus fragillis.

Man, with size like that, how fast could it run? Is that why it is assumed it was a pack hunter-as in, if one couldn't get its intended prey, another could possibly do it?? :blink:

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