Mapusaurus was a carcharodontosaurid dinosaur from Late Cretaceous Patagonia and a cousin of the African carnivore Carcharodontosaurus
It was one of the largest predatory dinosaurs ever to have lived. Adults have estimated maximum sizes of up to 33 feet, with a weight of 4 tonnes. They lived in South America from the middle to late Cretaceous period. About 110 to 90 mya.
In Planet DinosaurEdit
Episode 5: New GiantsEdit
A Mapusaurus was first seen briefly, watching a herd of Argentinosaurus migrate. A pack of Mapusaurus were later seen harassing the herd of sauropods. They selected their victim, a young Argentinosaurus and snacked on it without killing it. One of the carcharodontosaurids got flattened by an adult Argentinosaurus. The pack then wandered off, waiting for the victim to die.
At the end of the episode, thousands of Mapusaurus, Skorpiovenator and Lacusovagus came to the victim - the young Argentinosaurus that died from an injuries made by the Mapusaurus pack to feast on it. They ate it for weeks, coming and go in a time lapse sequence until they ate everything, down to the bare bones. When the Argentinosaurus was reduced to only bones, a Mapusaurus appeared, but wondered off. The episode commented that when Argentinosaurus became extinct, Mapusaurus followed - a patter followed throughout the Mesozoic world.Mapusaurus was also seen in a database scene unidentified as a new predator with tyrannosaurus. In the great survivors mapusaurus was seen in a database scene in the section south american dinosaurs