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PostSubject: Carcharodontosaurus   Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:03 pm

Carcharodontosaurus saharicus / iguidensis



Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Carcharodontosauridae
Subfamily: Carcharodontosaurinae
Genus: Carcharodontosaurus
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C. saharicus
C. iguidensis


Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 94 million years ago, during the Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period.

It is currently known to include two species, C.saharicus and C.iguidensis, which were among the larger theropods, as large as or slightly bigger than Tyrannosaurus and possibly slightly larger than Giganotosaurus, but not quite as large as Spinosaurus.

Length estimates for the species C. saharicus ranging between 12 and 13.3 m (39 and 44 ft) and weight estimates between 6.2 and 15.1 metric tons. A skull length of about 1.6 meters (5.2 ft) has been restored for C. saharicus, and the skull of C. iguidensis is reported to have been about the same size. Gregory S. Paul estimates Carcharodontosaurus iguidensis at 10 m (33 ft) and 4 t (4.4 short tons).

It is possible that Carcharodontosaurus sawed through bone like Allosaurus. With a powerful neck and the same serrated teeth as Allosaurus, it seems likely that Carcharodontosaurus possibly exhibited the same behavior.



Restored skull of SGM-DIN 1, the neotype of C. saharicus
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PostSubject: Re: Carcharodontosaurus   Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:05 pm

One of my favorite dinosaur.
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