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Dryptosaurus aquilunguis (Beasts of the Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Dryptosaurus aquilunguis

Beasts of the Mesozoic Dryptosaurus aquilunguis Manufacturer Information:

Includes (1) 1/18th scale Dryptosaurus aquilunguis action figure. Figure measures 16? long and and features 22 points of articulation, interchangeable lower legs, bendable tail end and detailed base. Featuring package art by Shannon Beaumont.

Dryptosaurus aquilunguis Information:

Dryptosaurus aquilunguis is an extinct dinosaur species known from the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 67 million years ago. It is a theropod dinosaur, which means it belonged to the same group as some of the most famous carnivorous dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptors.

Dryptosaurus aquilunguis was first described in 1866 by American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope. The fossil remains were found in what is now New Jersey, USA.

This dinosaur was a medium-sized theropod, with an estimated length of around 20 to 25 feet (6 to 7.6 meters). Its size was smaller compared to some of its later Cretaceous relatives.

Dryptosaurus aquilunguis is classified within the family Dryptosauridae, a group of theropod dinosaurs that are closely related to Tyrannosauridae, the family that includes Tyrannosaurus rex.

While the exact appearance of Dryptosaurus aquilunguis is not fully known due to incomplete fossil evidence, it is believed to have had typical theropod features. It likely had a bipedal stance, sharp teeth, and clawed hands. Its name, which means "tearing lizard," reflects its presumed carnivorous diet.

Like other theropods, Dryptosaurus aquilunguis was a carnivorous predator, likely preying on smaller dinosaurs and other animals of its time. Its speed and agility would have been essential for hunting.

During the Late Cretaceous period, the area where Dryptosaurus lived was characterized by a coastal environment with forests and wetlands. It shared its habitat with a variety of other dinosaur species, including hadrosaurs and armored dinosaurs like nodosaurs.

Dryptosaurus aquilunguis, like many other dinosaurs, went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period, around 66 million years ago, possibly due to the catastrophic events associated with the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event, which also wiped out non-avian dinosaurs.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28850

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Dryptosaurus aquilunguis #28850

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