Sinraptor

Sinraptor dongi

  • Pronounced:  Sine - rap - tor

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "China Robber"

  • Length:  25 feet (7 m)

  • Height:  10 feet (3 m)

  • Weight:  1 ton (1,000 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Jurassic - 150 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in China

This was a large, fast meat-eater from China. Sinraptor was similar in looks to Allosaurus  and may have been distantly related. It was a little lighter and may have been faster than its North American cousin. Some of its teeth were found in the remains of a large sauropod, so scientists theorize that it fed upon them.

Two species have been assigned to this genus, the second being S. hepingensis, which was slightly larger than the type specimen. Some scientists consider Sinraptor to be an important basal genus as it may have given rise to the later Cretaceous predators such as Giganotosaurus  and Carcharodontosaurus.



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