Carnivorous Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period
Below is a sampling of carnivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period as presented at "The Dinosaur Place", a park in Montville, Connecticut, USA devoted to life-sized interpretations of dinosaurs. Since the dinosaur reconstructions are based on fossil evidence, much interpretation is required before a life-like figure is constructed. The fossil evidence usually includes bones and teeth. Skin, internal organs, and outer appearance are usually missing. Existing reptiles are often used as a guide. The Dinosaur Place has used some interesting color schemes for some of their interpretations.
Interpretation of Tyrannosaurus Rex, a huge carnivorous reptile of Cretaceous Period. It is estimated that these dinosaurs stood 15-20 feet tall, had a length of about 40 feet, and weighed 5-7 tons. Exhibit at "The Dinosaur Place", Montville, Connecticut, USA.
Photo by Flo Bruehl September 30, 2006.
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