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Carnotaurus is a genus of large carnivorous dinosaur that lived in what is now South America during the Late Cretaceous period, around 70 million years ago. Its name is derived from Latin "carne" meaning meat and "taurus" meaning bull, in reference to its bull-like horns.


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Albertosaurus is a genus of meat-eating dinosaurs that lived in what is today North America during the Late Cretaceous Period, around 70 million years ago. The species was apparently restricted in range to the modern-day Canadian province of Alberta, after which the genus is named.


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Pliosaurus (marine reptile) is considered by some to be the most vicious predatory carnivore to have ever lived.


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Cryolophosaurus had a bizarre crest running across its head, right above the eyes, where it rises up, perpendicular to the skull, and fans out. It looks like a large decorative comb worn by Spanish women in their hair. This crest is too fragile to be used in combat, so it was probably used in mating displays.


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Brachiosaurus, (meaning "arm lizard", because its front legs were longer that the hind legs) is a genus of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived in the Late Jurassic period, 150 million years ago. It is one of the tallest and largest animals to have roamed the Earth.


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Velociraptor, meaning "swift seizer", was a medium-sized predator that lived in the Cretaceous Period, 85 - 80 million years ago. It was a fast-running, two-legged carnivorous animal, 1.5 - 2 m long and about 1 m tall, weighing up to 15 kg. It had three-fingered clawed hands and long, thin legs with four-toed clawed feet. Its body was covered with feathers.


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Dilophosaurus, meaning "double-crested lizard", was a fast-moving bipedal predator, with an ornate dual cockscomb on its head,
that lived in the early Jurassic period, between 201 and 189 years ago.


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The fossilized remains of a bizarre bird-like dinosaur, nicknamed the "Chicken from Hell", have recently been unearthed in the US. The 66-million-year-old feathered beast would have resembled a beefed-up emu with a long neck, a meter-long tail like a lizard, and a tall crest on the beaky head.


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Gigantosaurus, meaning "giant southern lizard", is a genus of giant "shark-toothed" dinosaurs that lived in what is now Argentina during the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 100 - 97 million years ago. It included some of the biggest known terrestrial carnivores.


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Microraptor was a genus of small, four-winged dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous Period, between125 - 120 million years ago, on the territory of today's China. It was one of the most abundant prehistoric animals in its ecosystem, and its numerous fossil specimens have been recovered to be exhibited in more than 300 museum collections across the world.


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