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Prehistoric Feeding Frenzy


The serenitude of the grazing Hadrosaurs is disrupted. A group of Deinonychus hunt and take down an Iguanodon. A fourth Deinonychus comes to join the fray.

Irritator
Irritator

Competing for food in the brackish waters of pre-historic Brazil, Irritator may have preyed upon both land and aquatic animals as an opportunistic feeder.

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx

Plunging into the river in pursuit of food, much like a modern grizzly bear, Baryonyx used its 12” curved, hooked-like claw on its largest digit, or finger, to catch a fish before 96 teeth clamped down on the hapless victim.

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Spinosaurus
Spinosaurus

Living in the tidal flats and channels of northern Africa Spinosaurus was likely an eater of fish although it may have scavenged carcasses if the opportunity arose.

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Metriacanthosaurus
Metriacanthosaurus

Although the skull of Metriacanthosaurus has been missing from the fossil remains, scientists can conjecture that the shape was much like all theropods of the mid-Jurassic Period - long, flat topped and with a rounded snout.

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Kosmoceratops
Kosmoceratops

Unearthed in 2010 Kosmoceratops is part of series of discoveries that have recently expanded the number of species in the ceratopsia, or horned-face, family of herbivorous dinosaurs.

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Armagasuarus
Armagasuarus

Small, and short-necked for a sauropod, at just 10 meters (33 feet), Amargasaurus sported a series of tall spines down its neck and back.

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Pachycephalosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus

The thick domed skull of Pachycephalosaurus protected the small braincase during combat. Flank butting, not head-butting, was likely what occurred during battle as there is no evidence of scars or damage on Pachyrhinosaurus skulls.

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Pinacosaurus
Pinacosaurus

The best known of the Asian anklyosaurids, or armored dinosaurs, Pinacosaurus may have been a pack or herd animal at least in the juvenile stage as evidence has been found of several juveniles huddled together, apparently killed during a sandstorm.

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Dilophosaurus
Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus was the largest meat-eater of the early Jurassic Period and, with an opposable thumb, able to grasp prey and hold it tight while its powerful claws were able to tear meat from both living flesh and dead carcasses.

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Tenontosaurus
Tenontosaurus

Although lacking spikes or armor, an adult Tenontosaurus would not have been easy prey for a predator like Deinonychus. It was large enough to break the bones of a smaller predator!

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Deinonychus
Deinonychus

Possessing a unique foot weapon – a 13 centimetre (5inch) sickle shaped claw; the relatively small Deinonychus was a fearsome killer.

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