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Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 93 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous Period.


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Dinosaur pictures - Carcharodontosaurus!

Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of frightful carnivorous dinosaurs that existed in the mid-Cretaceous Period, between 100 and 93 million years ago. It is named after the shark genus Carcharodon (Ancient Greek "carcharo" = sharp, "odonto" = teeth, and "sauros" = lizard).

Carcharodontosaurus is one of the longest and heaviest known carnivorous dinosaurs, its length ranging at 12-13 m, height at 4 m, and weight from 5 to 15 tons. It is similar in shape to another horrific dinosaur, Tyrannousaurus Rex. It had a two-meter-long skull, with enormous jaws and serrated, saw-like teeth, up to 20 cm long. It had practically no neck, and its head was planted on a gigantic squatty trunk with an extended, mighty tail.

This prehistoric animal was bipedal, moving on its massive hind legs, whereas its forelimbs were considerably thinner and shorter.
Its fossilized remains have been discovered in Algeria and Morocco, in Northern Africa.

dinosaur pictures - Carcharodontosaurus!

Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur had enormous jaws and serrated teeth up to 8 inches long. The length of the skull itself was 160 cm. Their front three- fingered extremities were short, with sharp claws. They lived on the territory of today`s North Africa.