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       Mapusaurus is a Theropod Dinosaur from South America.


Mapusaurus was a large carcharodontosaurian and a relative of Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus. This dinosaur has varying size estimates. Sizes as low as 32 ft. (9.7 meters) long and 3 tons have been published. Others, as high as 46 ft. (14 meters) long and 8 tons in weight have also been recorded. Mapusaurus was probably somewhere in the middle, about 40-42 ft. (12.1-12.8 meters) long and 5-6 tons. This makes it one of the biggest land predators yet found. A group of 6 adults and juveniles was uncovered, but whether this was an actual pack or not isn't known. This dinosaur lived in South America roughly 100-90 MYA.

In the series

Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs

Mapusaurus appears in Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs using a design similar to the Mapusaurus in Planet Dinosaur. It will most likely be shown as a pack hunter that preys on Argentinosaurus. In Chapter Two : March of the Titans, a Mapusaurus named Flint and his pack stalk an Argentinosaurus named Thunder and his son, Storm


In related media

Extreme Dinosaurs

Read more at the Extreme Dinosaurs Wiki

Mapusaurus was depicted as a large pack hunter in Horizon's Extreme Dinosaurs (Extreme Dinosaurs is featured in the Special Features section of Chased by Dinosaurs). They used the same model for Allosaurus from Walking with Dinosaurs, only in a darker green.

Planet Dinosaur

Read more at the Planet Dinosaur Wiki

Mapusaurus also appeared in BBC's Planet Dinosaur. Like Extreme Dinosaurs, it was shown as both a pack hunter and a scavenger.