Aucasaurus

Aucasaurus garridoi

  • Pronounced:  Ow - kuh - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Carnivore (meat-eater)

  • Name Means:  Auca Lizard

  • Length:  13 ft.(4 meters)

  • Height:  3 ft.(1 meters)

  • Weight:  1540 lb.( 700 kg)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in South America

Aucasaurus, a very recent discovery, was a medium-sized meat-eater that seems to have been similar to Carnotaurus. It was smaller than Carnotaurus, which means that it may have hunted different types of prey than its larger relative. This discovery was exciting because many of the bones were found, along with skin impressions. Also, the fossil was found with its skull broken from what appears to have been a fight to the death.

As of this writing, Aucasaurus has not yet been formally described. It is considered the most complete abelisaur yet found.



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