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Mapusaurus

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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.

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Pronounced
mah-puh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Earth (Mapuche language, Patagonia) lizard
Length
about  13m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(99 - 94 million years ago)
Found in
Argentina

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Allosauridae, Charcharodontosauridae, Giganotosaurinae, Mapusaurus
Named by
Coria and Currie (2006)
Type species
roseae