Facts about Megaraptor
In this list of science facts, you’ll find comprehensive information about Megaraptor, the Huge Robber dinosaur. Increase your knowledge about this dinosaur through these Megaraptor facts. Read on and enjoy.
- Megaraptor, the Huge Robber or the Giant Thief, was named by Fernando E. Novas, a paleontologist, in 1998. This dinosaur was characterized by its huge body and sickle-like claws. It was believed to be a lightly weight, fast-moving and bipedal dinosaur. It had stretchy neck and huge head along with sharp, notched teeth and strong jaws.
- Megaraptor was believed to be on the Earth’s surface around late Cretaceous era, roughly 84 to 90 million years ago.
- The size of this meat-eating dinosaur was roughly 20 to 26 ft or 6 to 8 meters long and about 6 ft or 2 meters tall at its hips.
- It walked on its two lean, bird-like legs. Considering the length of its legs and its light weight, Megaraptor must have been a hasty runner.
More Interesting Facts about Megaraptor
In 1997, the incomplete remains of Megaraptor were discovered by Fernando E. Novas in Northwest Patagonia, Argentina. The remains included a finger bone, metatarsal, sickle-shaped claw and ulna. It was named as Megaraptor in 1998.
Megaraptor was initially thought to be huge dromaeosaur-like coelurosaur. But as of now, this dinosaur is categorized as a neovenatorid allosauroid.
Some paleontologists and scientists believe that this giant thief is in fact a fully grown Unenlagia.
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