Dino fans rejoice: Jurassic World is coming out soon, so you can get yourself a healthy dose of vitamin D. People have always been fascinated by dinosaurs; these mighty creatures once ruled the earth, and as much as we can learn from dinosaur bones, there’s not much we can tell about what life was like back when they were in charge. We could learn a lot if Jurassic Park was real and we could bring dinos back to life; but the question is: would we want to? A world with dinosaurs would be cool but very, very dangerous. Take it from these razor-toothed beasts; you’re a lot better off with fossils than the real thing!
Spinosaurus was the largest carnivore to ever live. He was the tallest and the longest meat eater, larger than Tyrannosaurus Rex and Giganotosaurus. He was 18 meters tall and could reach a weight of 20 tons. What made this dinosaur unique were distinctive growths along his spine. What also distinguished Spinosaurus from the others is that he had an oblong skull that resembles a crocodile’s cranium.
An early ancestor to the crocodile, the Sarcosuchus was more massive that the modern equivalent. I wouldn’t want these things hanging around the Florida swamps.
As one of the smallest dinos on this list, the Troodon wasn’t particularly intimidating with its size, but rather with its brain. It had one of the bigger brain for the era it lived in and was known to hunt in packs. The more the merrier, I suppose.
With a name meaning “bull carnivore,” you can imagine that this dinosaur is pretty nasty. With massive legs, the Carnotaurus had one of the most powerful bodies in the dinosaur kingdom.
One of the most massive carnivores to ever exist, the Giganotosaurus weighed around 8 tons and was always furious. They had massive heads and mouths that could devour prey whole.
The Velociraptor can hog the limelight all it wants. The Utahraptor would have torn it to shreds. These fast dinos were not only equipped with sharp teeth, but were also known for their razor sharp claws that killed many foes.
The Allosaurus was perhaps the most bloodthirsty carnivore in the Jurassic period. It would go after just about anything. It was known for attacking and devouring other carnivores, and they used sharp claws to maim their victims while attacking with their massive teeth.
8. Tyrannosaurus Rex
There’s no question that T. Rex was a fully functional killing machine, with its five- to eight-ton bulk and huge head studded with numerous sharp teeth.
They were only 6 feet tall and weighed half a ton. They weren’t big, but certainly belonged to the most aggressive and most bloodthirsty dinosaurs. This small carnivore was very fast and agile. They had very sharp teeth and claws.
You’d be dead before you even learned how to pronounce its name. This dinosaur is one of the tallest and heaviest carnivorous dinosaurs. He was about 13 meters tall and weighed from 10 to 15 tons. Charcharodontosaurus was a carnivore, with enormous jaws with sharp teeth. He was taller and more massive than Tyrannosaurus, but like Giganotosaurus, he had a much smaller brain than T-Rex.