When asked what dinosaurs were the most terrifying, the majority of people would answer Tyrannosaurus Rex or T-Rex. Not surprisingly, this creature was indeed a scourge in its own time, namely the Cretaceous Period or Cretaceous.
With a body size of 6 meters, the T-Rex is known as one of the predators at the top of the food chain. They are able to move very quickly, have powerful jaws, good eyesight, and are merciless meat hunters.
The T-Rex’s prestige is so strong that we view him as the most gruesome killer of prehistoric times. In fact, there are still many other dinosaurs that are no less ferocious than him. Want to know who they are? Come on, see the following reviews!
illustration by Giganotosarurus (wikia.nocookie.net)
The T-Rex’s first match was Giganotosaurus. Both lived at the same time, namely in the Cretaceous Period or Cretaceous. This dinosaur is included in one of the largest meat-eating creatures in the world, you know.
Despite measuring 12.5 meters and weighing 10 tons, Giganotosaurus is able to move quickly when chasing prey. Its speed reaches 50 km / h, twice as agile as the T-Rex.
Reported ThoughtCo, its large and powerful jaw was also filled with rows of sharp teeth. They can eat whatever they see. That is why Giganotosaurus occupies the highest position in the food chain at that time.
Allosaurus illustration (livescience.com)
The next dinosaur that is no less ferocious than the T-Rex is Allosaurus. Unfortunately, we don’t know who will win a battle because these two creatures lived in different times. Allosaurus is a predator from the Period Jurassic, hundreds of millions of years ahead of the T-Rex.
Allosaurus had a body size similar to a T-Rex and weighed about 2 tons. They are also able to move quickly, which is around 21 km / hour. Even more terrifying, Allosaurus is thought to have liked to move in groups. While T-Rex is a loner. That’s what makes it that much more intimidating.
ilustrsai Utahraptor (thoughtco.com)
You must be familiar with this one dinosaur. Often appearing in Hollywood films, Utahraptor is often nicknamed the mini T-Rex. Its anatomy is very similar to that of the dinosaur but with a smaller size, which is about 7 meters and weighs 900 kilograms.
According to evidence gathered by archaeologists, the Utahraptor hunted in groups and was able to move very fast. They are also very aggressive. Anyone who meets the group is bound to be attacked. That’s what makes Utahraptor so scary.
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Cranotaurus illustration (wikia.nocookie.net)
Just looking at the appearance, Carnotaurus looks very scary. Its body was covered with hard thorns and there was a large pair of horns on its head. That is why this dinosaur is nicknamed the “meat-eating bull” or ‘meat-eating bull’.
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Carnotaurus anatomy is also similar to the T-Rex, they have small hands on the front of their body. Even so, this creature is known as one of the most agile dinosaurs in the world.
Like the T-Rex, Carnotaurus is thought to be a solitary creature. But that doesn’t matter because other dinosaurs must have been afraid and intimidated by their existence.
illustration of Theriizinosaurus (thoughtco.com)
Therizinosaurus had a wild appearance compared to other dinosaurs on this list. They looked like Edward Scissorhands because of their sharp, sticking claws. This creature has even been named the dinosaur with the longest claws in the world.
Reported List Verse, it turns out that these paws are useful for them to collect vegetation. That fact has archaeologists confused about the Therizinosaurus diet. It remains unclear whether they are herbivores or carnivores.
Regardless of what he eats, Therizinosaurus is not a friendly creature. They are able to move very agile and do not hesitate to attack the enemy with their claws.
illustrated Majungasaurus (dinosaurpictures.org)
Next there is the Majungasaurus who lived at the end of the Cretaceous Period. They are thought to have roamed about 70 million years ago in Madagascar. Its body is very similar to the T-Rex, which has small hands on the front.
What makes Majungasaurus so terrifying is its cannibalistic nature. This proves that they are very strong because they are able to defeat others who are also big and hard.
Even so, experts are not sure whether Majungasaurus really attacked his fellowmen to eat. It could be that they only prey on the bodies of their friends who are already injured or dead. Apart from that, this dinosaur is no less terrifying than the T-Rex.
Spinosaurus illustration (bbc.co.uk)
Originally from mainland Africa, Spinosaurus was the largest meat-eating dinosaur in the world. Its body reaches a length of 14 meters and weighs more than 10 tons. In a way, they are the most terrifying creatures that scourge other dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period.
There are several reasons why Spinosaurus was so scary. First, land and water are not a problem for him. Spinosaurus is the first dinosaur in the world to be proven capable of swimming. Thus, both land and sea creatures become prey.
One of its favorite prey are prehistoric sharks which are large. They also did not hesitate to fight Sarcosuchus, a prehistoric crocodile measuring 12 meters.
They can also run fast like the T-Rex. They have hump-like bones on their back which are very tough. The dinosaur that hit him was likely badly injured. This proved that Spinosaurus was truly ferocious and invincible.
Those are a number of dinosaur species that turned out to be very ferocious in their time. So far, their names are not well known, the title of the most terrible predators is only held by T-Rex. Of all the species above, which one do you think is the most scary?
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