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       Carnosauria is a large group of predatory dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.


While it originally contained a wide assortment of giant theropods that were not closely related, the group


has since been defined to encompass only the allosaurs and their closest kin. Recently, scientists have discovered some very large carnosaurs in the carcharodontosaurid family such as Carcharodontosaurus, GiganotosaurusMapusaurus, and Tyrannotitan which are among the largest known predatory dinosaurs.

Distinctive characteristics of carnosaurs include large eyes, a long narrow skull and modifications of the legs and pelvis such as the thigh (femur) being longer than the shin (tibia).

In Walking with... series

Walking with Dinosaurs

Time of the Titans

As some of the top predators of the Jurassic, Allosaurs constantly made their appearance, mainly as hunters 

Big Al

of Diplodocus with varying success. They mainly hunted the younger animals, while adult dinosaurs could fighting them off.

Spirits of the Ice Forest

This episode featured Australovenator, originally identified as Polar Allosaur. It was one of the biggest terrestrial carnivores of the Cretaceous Antarctica, hunting various herbivores, from Leaellynasaura to Muttaburrasaurus with various success. Unlike Allosaurus, Australovenator was a loner and didn't tolerate other members of its kind, even females. 

Ballad of Big Al

An Allosaurus named Big Al was the main character of this WWD special, from his birth to death.Polar Allosaur

Chased by Dinosaurs

Land of Giants

This episode featured a pack of Giganotosaurus as they stalked and hunted a herd of Argentinosaurs. In the last third of the episode they brought down a juvenile sauropod.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside Their World

Mapusaurus, a carnosaur, is one of the viewable dinosaurs in this app.