#4 Chilantaisaurus tashuikouensis

#4 SEED IN THE FOSSIL CRATES 2020 CHEW-LY CHOMPIONSHIP

Chilantaisaurus tashukouensis “Chilanti Lizard from Tashuikou”

From Hu, 1964

Family: Neovenatoridae

From: China, Asia

Lived: 92 m.y.a., in the Late Cretaceous

Named: 1964 by Hu

 

Fight Day Stats

40’ 8" long (12.4 m)

Weighed in at 6 tons (12,170 pounds, 5,520 kg)

 

Bio

Chilantaisaurus needs a better publicist!  It isn’t particularly well known within paleontological circles so it is understandable if you haven’t heard of it, despite it being named 56 years ago and possessing some amazing features.  With femora slightly over 4’ long, powerful arms nearly double the length of T. rex, and 10” curved hand claws this animal packs size and strength!  The skull is unknown but a serrated tooth attributed to this animal was roughly 2” long.  The legs, arms, powerful shoulders, and huge claws mean Chilantaisaurus is gunning to be the Chompion!

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