Huge meat-eating dinosaur found

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 18 2006 @ 17:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Discovery Channel reports scientists have found the remains of an enormous carnivorous dinosaur, which was bigger than all other previously known meat-eating dinosaurs.
Researchers announced that the newly discovered meat muncher, Mapusaurus roseae, belongs to a group of gigantic carnivorous dinosaurs called carcharodontosaurids. This group includes Giganotosaurus, the largest meat-eating dinosaur to ever walk the earth.

The discovery is published in the latest issue of the journal Geodiversitas.

Paleontologists say Mapusaurus exceeded 41 feet in length and had a shinbone that was longer than that of Giganotosaurus. The current record-holder, however, retains its "largest" title because Giganotosaurus would have been wider and heavier than Mapusaurus.


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