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Bahariasaurus ingens



Bahariasaurus ingens was a huge african theropod of the middle cretaceous. It was approxmatly 12 meters long and weight 3 tons. Like his cousin Deltadromeus , Bahariasaurus had very long legs, making it a very fast dinosaur. The incomplete holotype, found by German palaeontologist Ernst Stromer and described in1934, was destroyed in 1944 during the second world war, as allied bombers destroyed the museum that also stored the bones of aegyptosaurus, carcharodontosaurus and spinosaurus. Since then, no complete skeleton was found of Bahariasaurus although some palaeontologists think its synonymous with Deltadromeus. Bahariasaurs was found in the so called oasis Baharija, what explains his name Baharija lizard. Bahariasaurs was a probably a very agile hunter that could run at high speed. Like Deltadromeus its considered to be a late surviving and highly adapted ceratosaurid, although the status of bahariasaurus and deltadromeus is uncertain. Theories that Bahariasarus and Deltadromeus were herbivourus were 1. april hoaxes as well as a new found feathered Bahariasaur from china. No complete skull was found, either of Bahariasaurs and deltadromeus so the skull shape is unknown but it is mostly shown as in my picture with a long snout and little horns in front of the eyebrows. However a new discovery from Brazil may help to clear the situation , as a new bahariasaurus-type dinosaur has been found there.
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Apr 5, 2009, 2:58:07 PM
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grisador's avatar
I like how you put Proto-Feather's like hair...

On the other hand it could grow as large as 13M ! Its equal size of Tyrannosaurus; but not Overrated even highly unknown underrated species....

At least this one has decent Claws ! :D