Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Outsized Species


The Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, a newly revealed giant theropod from China, is considered to be the biggest plant-eating dinosaurs forever identified by paleontologists.

Its enormous dimensions draw closer in at four meters tall and 11 meters long and its weight is around 6 tonnes.

Magnus was an element of the tyrannosaurines collection immense, bipedal theropods like the Asian Tarbosaurus.

It is believed to be roamed around North America and eastern Asia all through the late Cretaceous Period which is about 99 to 65 million years ago.

Zhuchengtyrannus is recognized by its exclusive characteristics in its skull and teeth.

It was originated in the Chinese city of Zhucheng which lies in the eastern Shandong Province.

This tyrannosaurine, along with the T. rex, fit into a group of massive theropods known as “beast-footed” dinosaurs.

They were called so since they known for their bone-crushing jaws.

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