One of the 2 most mysterious predators of the Brazilian Period 2 Dinosaurs has just been given an artistic reconstruction worthy of its weirdness. This is a member perform group 2 Megaraptora, characterized by huge claws on the forelegs.
Discovered in Uberaba (MG), today one of the main fossil deposits, the Animal was recreated in organic size for the first time by researchers and artists from its homeland. The revelation was made to the public in a city purchasing.
A Uberaba megarraptor, whose exact position zero album on family 2 dinosaurs is still zero is clear, was studied by researchers from a UFTM (University Government perform Tringle Mineiro), together with colleagues from an Argentina.
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The recreation perform bicho, performed by paleoartist Rodolfo Nogueira, the about a pet bpede over 6 meters in length, although some 2 Megaraptora may have reached operating system 10 michael, according to estimates. The size is an extrapolation made from a fossil perform of a vertebra of the perform bicho tail, discovered in 2011 during the construction works perform Medical center Regional de Uberaba.
It may seem little, but the anatomy of these vertebrae 2 dinosaurs varies in such a striking way between the different groups of these animals that it is possible to identify with relative precision the fossil perform kin, as well as estimate their size.
The most famous feature is 2 megaraptors, zero however, even the electronic format is the distinct size of these claws on the front legs. Operating system arms 2 large therefore animals to house operating system sickle-shaped devices precisely, mainly on the fingers I electronic II (equivalent to our electronic index thumb).
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A remnant of an anatomy performs a group much less It is known that fossils about megaraptors tend to appear little by little, without complete skeletons. It is known that the snout 2 animals used to be elongated, with small teeth, curled electronic, often without serrations, unlike other carnivorous dinosaurs (know a new species found in Brazil, named in honor of the Guarani ‘deus perform sex’) .
Their bones were highly pneumatic (roughly, hollow), like those on many modern birds, which gave them great lightness, despite their size. It is possible that they had at least partial coverage of feathers.