Mapusaurus

Mapusaurus

Pronunciation:
mah-puh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Earth (Mapuche language, Patagonia) lizard'
Mapusaurus
Dinosaur description:
13.0m-long
large theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
Argentina
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 99-94 million years ago

This dinosaur may have hunted in packs and lived in family groups. Mapusaurus may have been larger than Giganotosaurus, making it the largest meat eating dinosaur found so far.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Allosauridae, Charcharodontosauridae, Giganotosaurinae
Named by:
Coria and Currie (2006)
Type species:
roseae
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