New Delhi: Scientists have identified a dinosaur that wreaked havoc on Earth two and a half million years ago. This dinosaur was comparable to any hippo of today, but it was no match in terms of strength and speed. It alone overshadowed all dinosaurs of that era on its own. Scientists have named it Anteosaurus. Its body was heavy and head was very big.
There was a lot of strength in the jaws
According to the report of Live Science, scientists have discovered from the skull of this animal that it could have cut anything faster. The strength of its jaws was amazing and the speed in the legs was also great. Due to which he ran and caught his prey at a high speed. Due to this dangerous combination of speed and power, every animal of that era including dinosaurs was afraid of this creature.
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The African continent was ruled
According to this study, from today about 30 million years to 25 million years, it had a monopoly empire on the African continent. Enteosaurus belonged to the reptile family, which includes creatures such as lizards, crocodiles and lizards. These creatures were predators older than dinosaurs. These were known as dinocephalians. Dinocephalians were part of a larger group of animals, called thapids.
These animals used to come from eggs
Lino Benoit, a senior researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Studies, senior researcher at the Witwettersrand (Wits University) in Johannesburg, South Africa, said that the first vegetarian and non-vegetarian to dominate the ecosystem of the Dinocephalian Earth. Were among the species. Research says that these animals are born from eggs laid on the ground and lived in a shell made inside the mother’s body for a long time.
Old studies rejected
According to the researcher, they also used to hunt with their heavy heads. The skeleton of Anterosorus was so massive that researchers first speculated that it may have been a slow-moving animal that would have likely ambushed and attacked its prey. But this study has revealed that this animal was able to walk fast due to its design.