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Mammoth (megatheropod) dinosaur found

November 3, 2017

Scientists have discovered evidence that a huge dinosaur – an ancestor of the T-rex – roamed in Africa 200 million years ago.

Megatheropods are an earlier species that turned into the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Each of the three footprints measured 57cm long and 50cm  wide.

Megatheropods are a larger version of theropods, which were meat-eating two-legged dinosaurs.

It was described as a “significant find” by co-author Dr Lara Sciscio, from the University of Cape Town.

“Globally, these large tracks are very rare. There is only one other known site similar in age and sized tracks, which is in Poland.”

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1

That is crazy!
I used to be a dino expert but now?!?! I hope they find the skeleton

2

Wow that is pretty cool! It is so big.

3

wow!!!

4

Very. weird

5

This is sooo cool a T-Rex!?

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wow i hope they find bones cuse I <3 dinosaurs

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archaeologist dinosaur expert

over the years me and my dad have been finding dino bones and fossils that either make us a lot of money or make there way into museums but i have never come across a megatheropod footprint only bones

11

Pretty cool

12

so amazing and cooli like the dinosaurs

13

so cool

14

this cant be true

15

huge

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hi
this is interesting

17

wow wow wow wow

18

that is interesting

19

Amazing mammoth fossil found.