Primitive Tetanuran theropods

These 4-5 meter long dinosaurs were the top-predators of the Iharkút land during the Late Cretacoeus. Up to the present, only teeth and an ambiguous caudal vertebra can be referred to this till unnamed form. The teeth, being 3-4 cm high with serrated carinae, however, shows some features which clearly indicate their primitive tetanuran affinity, a clade that, among others, include Megalosaurus, known from the Jurassic of England.

Figure 1. Tetanuran theropod teeth
Figure 1. Tetanuran theropod teeth
Figure 2. Reconstruction of Tetanuran theropod
Figure 2. Reconstruction of Tetanuran theropod
Figure 3. Fight
Figure 3. Fight

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