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Remains Of Dinosaurs Species

Remains Of Dinosaurs Species:

Scientists have found the remains of four species of dinosaurs, including a megaraptor, in an inhospitable valley in Chilean Patagonia for the first time.

  • Megaraptor was a large theropod of the Cretaceous Period, 84 to 65 mya.
  • Megaraptors possessed strong arms that wielded sickle-like claws that could inflict fatal wounds on prey, along with a more lightly built skull and jaws studded with smaller teeth.
  • They also had air-filled, bird-like bones.
  • Megaraptor was about 25–26 feet (7.5–8 meters) long.
  • Incomplete Megaraptor remains were found in 1996 in Northwest Patagonia, Argentina, by paleontologist Fernando E. Novas. Novas named it in 1998.
  • The Cretaceous Period, in geologic time, is the last of the three periods of the Mesozoic Era.
  • The Cretaceous began 145.0 million years ago and ended 66 million years ago.
  • It followed the Jurassic Period and was succeeded by the Paleogene Period.