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Mapasaurus joins ranks of largest carnivores

Posted on Thursday, 20 April, 2006 | Comment icon 3 comments


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"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."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by snuffypuffer on 20 April, 2006, 21:24
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.
Comment icon #2 Posted by frogfish on 21 April, 2006, 17:27
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 fragil... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by slurpygloop on 18 May, 2006, 14:33
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 fragil... [More]


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