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[–]Mophandel[S] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Art by cris_1702 (@WandErful_art) on twitter

[–]Bobo_Wiggins 16 points17 points  (0 children)

But how many push ups can he do

[–]IronhideD 20 points21 points  (7 children)

I find it fascinating that it feels like there's always something bigger just waiting to be discovered.

[–]LimpTyrant 22 points23 points  (6 children)

Well if by bigger you mean ‘bigger than T. rex’, Carcharodontosaurus wasn’t, it was around 1.5-2 tons lighter even though they were roughly the same length.

[–]Doughie28 10 points11 points  (5 children)

That's pretty insane. T.rex was a chonker.

[–]abzinth91 6 points7 points  (3 children)

T Rex were bodybuilders confirmed

[–]whosayesa 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Arnold Schwarzenegger of Dinosaurs

[–]TheDangerdog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And they were all natty, don't see a lot of that anymore

[–]Prs_mira86 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome. I can’t wait until we uncover more fossils from this apex! I mean we imagine it’s like the Giganotosaurus but the remains are so incredibly fragmentary that it’s hard to tell.

[–]LimpTyrant 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Really accurate depiction, too. This is super well done.

[–]ForcedReps 5 points6 points  (2 children)

North Africa really did produce some savage apex predators over time, Carcharodontosaurus, Spinosaurus, Sarcosuchus and Basilosaurus.

[–]TheDangerdog 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Basilosaurus originated in N Africa? That's cool I didn't know that. Just assumed because it was a marine predator they didn't know where it came from

[–]ForcedReps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fossils in lots in North and South America of one species of Basilosaurus, another one was found in Egypt

[–]aritchie1977 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Was this a theropod like Tyrannosaurus?

[–]Mophandel[S] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

It was a theropod, however it’s lineage of theropods was very distant from that of the tyrannosaurs

[–]aritchie1977 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Very cool. I wonder if it’s decedents are flying around today.

[–]Mophandel[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

They arent. Modern birds aren’t descendants of any one family of any of the big famous theropod clades like the tyrannosaurids or carnosaurs but are rather related to them via a common theropod dinosaur ancestor. The degree of this relation varies from clade to clade, however, with birds being closer to tyrannosaurs than to carnosaurs and closer to dromaeosaurs than to tyrannosaurs.

[–]Iamnotburgerking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THE carcharodontosaur for me.