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The heaviest predatory dinosaurs. Theropods Top 10.

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The heaviest predatory dinosaurs. Theropods Top 10.

Spinosaurus (Spinosaurus – “spiny lizard”) – the heaviest predatory dinosaur.

Spinosaurus lived in North Africa, from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 -97 million years ago. Spinosaurus may be the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, even larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus. Estimates published suggest that it has 12.6 to 18 meters (41 to 59 ft) length and 7 to 21 tonnes (7.7 to 23 short tons) weight. Spinosaurus is thought to have eaten fish.It lived both on land and in water like a modern crocodile.

Largest predatory dinosaurs:

1. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus: 721 t
2. Carcharodontosaurus iguidensis: 6.515.4 t
3. Carcharodontosaurus saharicus: 6.115.2 t
4. Giganotosaurus carolinii: 6.514 t
5. Tyrannosaurus rex: 69 t
6. Bahariasaurus ingens: 69 t
7. Deinocheirus mirificus: 59 t
8. Oxalaia quilombensis: 5–7 t
9. Acrocanthosaurus atokensis: 5.66.2 t
10. Suchomimus tenerensis: 3.85.2 t
11. Tarbosaurus bataar: 1.65 t

The Heaviest theropods - predatory dinosaurs.

The Heaviest theropods – predatory dinosaurs. Size compared to human.




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