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New Huge Blood-Thirsty Dinosaur Identified

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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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New Huge Blood-Thirsty Dinosaur Identified


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A graduate student has identified the remains of one of the planet's largest meat-eating dinosaurs ever found.

Steve Brusatte, a paleobiologist at the University of Bristol in England, determined fossils discovered during a 1997 Nigerian expedition belong to a new breed of meat-eating dinosaur called Carcharodontosaurus iguidensis.

The upright-walking creature grinned with a mouth full of banana-sized teeth, stood taller than a double-decker bus and weighed more than two standard-sized cars.

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Brusatte said evidence of the 95-million-year-old theropod has been extremely hard to come by.

"The first remains of Carcharodontosaurus were found in the 1920s, but they only
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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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Previous dinosaur remains of this type were either lost or destroyed in WWII so this was a welcomed find in Niger. This is the 2nd largest carnivorous species. There was enough variation from the original examples of this genus to call it a new species. It was about 3.2 tons and 44 ft. long. The largest carnivorous was Spinosaurus at 8.8 tons and 55 ft.

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