Megaraptor carnivorous dinosaur, video


This 9 December 2018 video says about itself:

Megaraptor || The Beast With Massive Claws

Megaraptor (“giant thief”) is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived in the Turonian to Coniacian ages of the Late Cretaceous (93.5 – 85.8 million years ago).

Its fossils have been discovered in the Patagonian Portezuelo Formation of Argentina. Initially thought to have been a giant dromaeosaur-like coelurosaur, more recent research has placed it as either a basal tyrannosauroid or a basal coelurosaur.

In 2010, Gregory S. Paul estimated its length at 8 meters (26 ft), its weight at 1 tone (2,200 lb). The hands were unusually elongated; bearing sickle-shaped claws even more recurved than those of spinosaurids. It had a 14 to 16 inch claw that was one each hand—on what would be this creature’s thumb. Claws that were probably used to slash at its prey.

This dinosaur was bipedal, meaning that it ran on two legs—much like a tyrannosaur. It was a dinosaur that was evidently built to be lean and fast, and could probably run at a speed of around 31 miles per hour.

… A juvenile specimen described in 2014 has provided more evidence towards Megaraptor being a primitive tyrannosauroid. It could probably hunt down and kill just about any dinosaur during the Cretaceous Period, and if it hunted in packs—like some paleontologists believe—then this dinosaur would have been even more fearsome.

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