Mapusaurus

Mapusaurus

Pronunciation:
mah-puh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Earth (Mapuche language, Patagonia) lizard'
Mapusaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
13.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 99-94 million years ago
Found in:
Argentina

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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