The Top 30 Deadliest Dinosaurs Ever

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1. Spinosaurus

Image source/ bbcThe Northern African Spinosaurus was the largest carnivorous dinosaur on Earth and is regarded as the first swimming dinosaur. This predator, which weighed around 10 tonnes, had enormous, crocodile-like jaws that it used to grab fish from deep rivers. One Spinosaurus was roughly the size of one and a half London double-decker buses. It was so terrifying that Sarcosuchus the enormous crocodile and even small, land-bound dinosaurs were terrorised by it and its vicious claws.

2. Stegosaurus

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Despite possessing a small brain, this plant-eating, small-headed dinosaur is among the strongest in the planet. This herbivore's distinctive physique, which attracts attention from onlookers thanks to a sharply spiky tail on top, is its most alluring feature. This tail was used by Stegosaurus to ram its enemies' heads and frighten tiny animals.

3. Velociraptor

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Even though they were smaller, velociraptors were still employed to wreak havoc because to their deadly sickle-shaped toe claws on each foot. Contrary to what is depicted in the movies, velociraptors were extremely swift predators that resembled birds. Due of their intellect, agility, non-reptilian look, and hook-like claws, velociraptors were the deadliest dinosaurs. Velociraptors prefer to hunt in groups and use their enormous claws to seize fleeing prey.

4. Utah Raptor

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The Utah raptor is renowned for its enormous size and extreme killing capacity. The nearly 9-inch long, extremely keen claws and razor-sharp teeth of this raptor allowed it to rip its prey to death in a matter of seconds. Additionally, Utah raptor possessed a top sprint speed that was extremely quick, which improved its ability to manoeuvre and hunt in packs.

5. Carcharodontosaurus

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In addition to its features, the shark-toothed lizard-like Carcharodontosaurus is listed among the most powerful dinosaurs because to its name. The raptor's 20-cm-long serrated teeth in its jaw could sever flesh like switchblades despite having shorter limbs. With the aid of its long teeth, Carcharodontosaurus enjoyed stabbing, pummelling, and ultimately shredding its prey to death.

6. Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Almost every dinosaur enthusiast in the world is familiar with Tyrannosaurus rex. The predator was the most fearsome dinosaur ever, being regarded as the pinnacle of carnivores, extremely deadly, and clever. Its name, which means tyrannical lizard king, suggests that it was formerly the dominant member of the dinosaur group.

7. Majungasaurus

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The raptor, sometimes known as a terrible lizard, like to murder its victim by seizing it firmly in its distinctive teeth and biting it to death. On Majungasaurus bones in Madagascar, which is thought to be its native island, its tooth patterns have been discovered.

8. Mapusaurus

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According to palaeontologists, Mapusaurus was so deadly that it hunted every strong dinosaur that has ever existed on earth. In addition, concrete evidence from science indicates that this vicious predatory predator was 30 feet long and hunted in packs. The thin, blade-like teeth on the Mapusaurus were employed to slash its prey before shredding it to pieces.

9. Allosaurus

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Allosaurus is regarded as one of the deadliest dinosaurs of the Jurassic period since it could kill prey that was twice the size of T-rex. The three-ton carnivore's intimidating, strong-jawed fangs are sharply serrated. This vicious meat-three-fingered eater's hands were equipped with enormous talons that were used to firmly seize its prey.

10. Giganotosaurus

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Giant three-legged predator Giganotosaurus was comparable in size and physical make-up to T-rex. Giganotosaurus was similar to Argentinosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs ever, and weighed between 8 and 10 tonnes. Due to its superior balance, Giganotosaurus was able to move quickly and kill adults of the titanosaur species.

11. Ankylosaurs

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The armoured herbivore Ankylosaurs may not be seen of as dangerous by some, but it had a knobby 100-pound tail that it employed for both attack and defence. Ankylosaur's' strength was a large tail that, when spun around, could produce enough force to crush the bones of an adversary.

12. Saurophaganax

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The largest Jurassic theropod and the longest terrestrial carnivore species ever, Saurophaganax was known as the ruler of lizard-eaters. The Morrison Formation is where Saurophaganax, with a size of roughly 12–13 metres, is found. Because of its strength, Saurophaganax could hunt any dinosaur in its territory.

13. Diplodocus

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You must be thinking that Diplodocus doesn't seem deadly or hazardous at first glance. The truth about this benign, herbivorous, long-necked predator from the late Jurassic period, however, is both fascinating and terrifying. Although Diplodocus appears amicable, its 20-foot tail allowed the 100-foot dinosaur to attack its opponents at supersonic speeds.

14. Deinonychus

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Due to their enormous size and weight, dinosaurs were long assumed to be lethargic and ponderous creatures. The discovery of Deinonychus, a quick-witted pack hunter made expressly for swift pursuit, changed people's perception, though. Even though it was twice as big as a Velociraptor, the predator Deinonychus had interlocking vertebrae that allowed it to balance its stiff tail while galloping.

15. Troodon

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Troodon is living proof that a predator's deadliness should never be determined by how it looks. Due to its lack of muscle, this 40 kg, 1.3 m tall small dinosaur had a high brain-to-body weight ratio. Troodon is the most neurologically developed animal with effective brain functioning thanks to the early signs of folding in its brain.

16. Coelophysis

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Another instance of intelligence triumphing over physical prowess and intimidating look is this diminutive and light-weight dinosaur. Coeplophysis was quite nimble and quick to act, weighing just about 44 pounds. They dismembered their prey with the aid of their renowned, blade-like cutting teeth.

17. Carnotaurus

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Carnotaurus, thought to be a distant relative of the T-Rex, had two horns on its head and smaller arms. It hunted and engaged in combat with conspecifics using its powerful neck. The unusual horns were also employed as hunting tools to harm or kill small game. There is evidence that Carnotaurus utilised their horns as shock absorbers or dealt head blows to one another.

18. Tarbosaurus

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In the late Jurassic age, Tarbosaurus was regarded as the most fearsome and potent predator capable of fighting Velociraptor or Utah raptor. Tarbosaurus was the second-largest T-Rex and had smaller forelimbs in addition to having 60 massive teeth. Because of the distinctive locking mechanism in its lower jaw, which allowed it to tightly grab its prey and move quickly, it has been added to the list of the deadliest dinosaurs.

19. Mega Raptor

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A 26-foot-tall dinosaur named Mega raptor was capable of killing even Dilophosaurus. The predator, which weighs over 200 pounds and has a single foot claw that is around 30 cm long and sickle-shaped, is a successful hunter. Mega raptor attacked its foes and snatched its prey with the help of its extraordinarily large hands and claws. The raptor was able to wreak havoc in the area thanks to its powerful defensive capabilities and distinctive body structure, which was reinforced by massive weight.

20. Acrocanthosaurus

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Acrocanthosaurus, as its name implies, is a lizard with high neural spines on its vertebrae, which are supported by a ridge of muscle over its back, neck, and hips. Acrocanthosaurus, with an average length of 11.5 metres, was probably an apex predator. Acrocanthosaurus used its jaws to chase its food even though it was unable to swing its forelimbs forward very far. The predator would aggressively retract its powerfully muscled forelimbs after grabbing the prey in its jaws to stop it from escaping and rip wide gashes with its claws.

21. Kronosaurus

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The Kronosaurus was a short necked dinosaur with an elongated head and a stiff body. This deadly creature was a very fast and active swimmer using its four flippers to get around the water quickly. It measured at around 30 to 32 feet in length and apparently loved to feed on giant squids.

22. Deinonychus

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It roamed the earth 115 million years ago and was constantly prepared to use its terrible claw, a secret weapon. The hazardous dinosaur's second toe featured a distinctive sickle-shaped claw that could deal tremendous damage to either prey or rivals. This creature was also very quick and swift moving.

23. Albertosaurus

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During the Late Cretaceous Period, roughly 70 million years ago, a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaurs called Albertosaurus thrived in western North America. a close relative of the trex. a pack hunter. belongs to the Tyrannosaur family. Need I say more? According to legend, Albertosaurus predated and ancestor of the T rex.


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The position of the lower jaw's buzzsaw-like teeth was finally identified because of the later finding of some jaw-related remains. Strangely, this monster could both gum at you and bite you at the same time because it lacked upper teeth. The teeth would rotate backward when the mouth closed, resembling a circular saw blade. It most likely consumed cephalopods and squid with soft bodies.


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During the Pleistocene era, North and South America were home to the renowned saber-toothed cat. Its size was comparable to that of current lions and tigers, but it had enormous upper body strength, which it used to drag prey to the ground. Then, it would bite its victim in the throat or stab them in the lungs with its 11" long, serrated fangs.


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Sarcosuchus, a crocodile-like reptile from the Cretaceous period, was 40 feet long and weighed 10 tonnes. It lived in what are now Africa and South America. When a predator intends to devour you, it is significantly more difficult to flee from it if it can move between land and water. Its 6 foot-long cranium had 132 teeth in it.


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Giant Sea Scorpion, in three words. That's true, this eight-foot-long arthropod was aquatic and equipped with pincher claws. Since all eurypterids are genuinely horrifying, this piece could easily focus solely on how horrifying these creatures appear. They are nightmare fuel since so many of them resemble the face huggers from the Alien film series.


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During the Paleocene era, a snake measuring 42 feet long existed. It probably hunted similarly to crocodiles, waiting at the water's edge while half submerged in order to surprise thirsty, unwary animals. It would attack from the water and encircle its prey before killing it brutally.

29. Phorusrhacidae

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The fact that these ancient species were dangerous should be obvious from their name, Terror Bird. Here's what you need to know if it doesn't. Fearsome creatures were the terror birds. The largest non-flying predator ever, standing at 10 feet tall and weighing up to 500 kilos, they were also the slowest. Extinct animals and marsupials made up the majority of their diet.

30. Kaprosuchus

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The crocodiles of Kaprosuchus are not like those of today. All except the largest animals extant at the time would have been able to be taken down by this beast, which used its four lengthy legs to pursue after its victim. Things would end abruptly with a bite from its teeth, which resembled those of a pig, after it had caught up to the unfortunate critter it had determined should be food.

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