Named after the ancient Greek word combination that can be translated as "lizard of flat wrist" since it had two pairs of dorsal fins, extended in the form of flat five-fingered wrists.
It lived in the Late Cretaceous period of the geologic timescale, some 85-80 million years ago, in the oceans and seas of today's North America. It grew up to 4.3 meters long, and weighed 1,500 kg. It was carnivorous, feeding on fish and other small marine animals.
Platecarpus was similar in shape to sharks of today, with a spindly body and large pointy head with gill openings without cover. Its jaws were equipped with sharp conical teeth. The body ended up in the form of a long down-turned tail with a large triangular dorsal lobe on it.
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Deinonychus was a carnivore dinosaur.
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Albertosaurus was a relative of Tyrannosaurus rex; Albertosaurus was smaller than T. rex and lived a few million years earlier. Albertosaurus was dinosaur that walked on two legs and had a large head with sharp, saw-toothed teeth. It had two-fingered hands on short arms. Its long tail provided balance and quick turning. It had powerful back legs with clawed, three-toed feet.
Albertosaurus was about 30 feet (9 m) long, about 11 feet (3.4 m) tall at the hips, and up to 3 tons in weight (averaging roughly 2500 kg). The lower jaw of Albertosaurus had from 14 and 16 teeth; the upper jaw had 17-19 teeth. It had one row of teeth in each jaw but had at least one replacement tooth growing up from under each tooth.
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Afrovenator was a carnivore dinosaur. Afrovenator used to live 130 million years ago in what is today Africa.
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Alectrosaurus is dinosaur that used to live about 90 million years ago. Alectrosaurus was a carnivore dinosaur.
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Did you know that Sinosauropteryx was the first confirmed feathered dinosaur. Yes yes, Sinosauropteryx had feathers but he could not fly.
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Eotirannus was dinosaur that lived 125 milon years ago in Europe. The name of this meat-eating dinosaur means arly tirant. Its relative was T. rex.
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Giganotosaurus was the biggest meat-eating dinosaur that lived 100 milion years ago. It was 15
metars long and had 20 cm long teeth.
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Dinosaurs - Gorgosaurus was a huge meat-eating dinosaur that lived 75 milion years ago. It had sharp teeth, powerful legs and two-fingered hands like its relativeT.rex
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Compsognathus is dinosaurus that lived in the late Jurassic period, about 155 to 145 million years ago. Among the contemporaries of Compsognathus were Coelurus and Ornitholestes.
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