Saturday, November 13, 2010

Balaur (Romanian for "dragon")

BalaurStocky dragon’ roamed Europe'.

It is a specialized species of carnivorous. The fossils are found an off-shore part of the European archipelago called Hațeg Island.


The bones were smaller and weighted than those dromaeosaurs .The feet of the dromaeosaurs single, large. It also possesses a great number of additional autapomorphies, including a reduced and presumably nonfunctional third manual digit. It is one of the apex predators in its island ecosystem. Because there are no larger teeth found in Romania. It uses double sickle claws for slashing prey. However, the hunting behaviors as well as its typical prey are not known.

Habitat: Eastern Europe

Lived: 70-65 million years ago

Size and Weight: 2 feet long and 25 pounds

Diet: Meat

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