#7 seed Acrocanthosaurus atokensis
In the Fossil Crates 2020 Chew-ly Chompionship
Acrocanthosaurus atokensis - “High-spined Lizard from Atoka”
From: United States, North America
Lived: 100 m.y.a., in the Early Cretaceous
Named: Stovall and Langston 1950
Fight Day Stats
38’ 3" long (11.6 m)
Weighed in at 7 tons (14,289 lbs, 6,481 kg)
Acrocanthosaurus had one of the best “back sails” this side of Spinosaurus (thus its name of "high-spined lizard"). What the sail was used for is unknown, we prefer to think it provided extra muscle attachment, making it even more powerful! The skull is over 4’ long and has nearly 70 teeth, however, it wasn’t built for “bone-crushing” power but rather for “rip a chunk of flesh and hold on”. Its arms were powerful enough to grasp and hold prey, in fact, they fold inwards seemingly for this purpose! As the State Dinosaur of Oklahoma Acrocanthosaurus has a special grudge against Saurophaganax, the State Fossil of Oklahoma.
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