Mapusaurus Pictures

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3D illustration of Mapusaurus
3D illustration of Mapusaurus | MR1805 via iStock

Mapusaurus was a carnivorous dinosaur and belonged to the same family as Tyrannosaurus rex.


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It may not have been the top carnivore of its time but was as serious specimen nonetheless.


Mapusaurus from the Cretaceous era 3D illustration - Warpaintcobra via Istock
Mapusaurus from the Cretaceous era 3D illustration | Warpaintcobra via iStock

Mapusaurus was bipedal, meaning it walked and ran on its hind legs, which were well-adapted for swift movement.


A Mapusaurus reconstructed skull
A Mapusaurus reconstructed skull | Neloadino via License

Mapusaurus possessed a serious set of chompers.


3D illustration with a volcano and Mapusaurus
3D illustration with a volcano and Mapusaurus | MR1805 via iStock

Running away from the danger.


Mapusaurus confronts a herd of Argentinosaurus
Mapusaurus confronts a herd of Argentinosaurus | MR1805 via iStock

Maybe wait for some reinforcements.


Mapusaurus were believe to have hunted in packs
Mapusaurus were believe to have hunted in packs | kongvector via iStock

It is believed to have been a cooperative hunter, likely hunting in packs or groups to take down large prey.


Mapusaurus' teeth were built for destruction
Mapusaurus’ teeth were built for destruction | MR1805 via iStock

Giganotosaurus and Carnotaurus likely crossed paths regularly with Mapusaurus.


A young Mapusaurus in the jungle on the prowl
A young Mapusaurus in the jungle on the prowl | MR1805 via iStock

Time for some lunch…


2 Mapusaurus skulls
2 Mapusaurus skulls | Kabacchi via License

The discovery of multiple Mapusaurus specimens together suggests that they may have exhibited social behavior and lived in groups.


Three predatory Mapusaurus with a group of sauropods
Three predatory Mapusaurus with a group of sauropods | CoreyFord via iStock

It had a long, muscular tail that helped with balance and stability while chasing prey.


Mapusaurus pencil drawing
One of Argentina’s finest | Nobu Tamura via License

The name “Mapusaurus” is derived from the Mapuche language of Argentina, meaning “earth lizard.”

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