Ruling our planet as the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for 135 million years, dinosaurs were the largest creatures that ever inhabited Earth. The biggest sauropod dinosaurs may have achieved lengths of 190 feet and heights of over 30 feet, which is, in modern terms, an incredible size. Not all dinosaurs were that large; there were creatures just about 20 inches long but even these little beasts usually looked scary. From the little known Mapusarous to the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex, check out these 25 terrifying dinosaurs.
es.prehistrico.wikia.com Belonging to the Pliosauroidea, a clade of short-necked plesiosaurs, Liopleurodon was the apex predator of the Middle to Late Jurassic seas that covered todayÂ´s Europe. The largest species is estimated to be up to 21 feet in length. Its four strong paddle-like limbs suggest that Liopleurodon was a powerful swimmer.
en.wikipedia.org Moschops is an extinct genus of therapsid that lived in the Guadalupian epoch, around 265-260 million years ago. This odd creature may have reached lengths of up to 20 feet and weight of a few tons, making it the biggest and dominant land animal and of its time. Despite its massive body proportion and strong jaws, it is believed that Moschops was a herbivore feeding on nutrient-poor and tough vegetation.
psychosaurus.com With home to what is now western North America, this genus of armored dinosaur lived during the Late Jurassic period, some 155 to 150 million years ago. Due to its distinctive tail spikes and plates, Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable and popular dinosaurs. In spite of its terrifying appearance and huge size, it was a herbivore, most likely feeding on low-lying bushes and shrubs.
dinosaurios.org As the name suggest, this genus of sauropod dinosaur was first discovered in Argentina. Measuring over 130 feet and weighing about 70 tons, Argentinosaurus is among the largest known dinosaurs. Living on the continent of South America during the Late Cretaceous Epoch, this dinosaur was, like all sauropods, a herbivore.
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