THE TERRIBLE carnivorous reptiles. That was the name we put this dinosaur, Daspletosaurus. It was another prehistoric animal Tyranosaurido fierce-looking and although a little smaller than its cousin the famous Tyranosaurio. Even being smaller, this dinosaur was a predator that stood at the top of the food chain and devouring other animals such as large or some Ceratopsidae hadrosaurids (horned Triceratops) of several tons.
Possibly, his name is due to the impression that was taxed in the retina of the paleontologists who discovered it: a huge head of 1 meter with 72 serrated teeth, long and sharp with heterodoncia (specialized teeth). Measuring up to 9 meters long and it is estimated that almost could have reached the 4,000 kg.
A feature to highlight in this prehistoric predator was his strong neck and a strong legs (compared with other similar sized tyranosauridos.
The strong hind legs brought him agility and speed in racing, and a starting power and strength to pursue valuable prey. It was really a terrible carnivore and fast.
On the strength of his neck, holding a skull strong armed indeed, its function was to hold its prey. Since its forelegs were minimal and not very useful, Daspletosaurus used their strong teeth to catch and mortally wound its prey. Grab their prey with a bite bowed numerous sharp teeth and retained and the onslaught endured and the struggles of its prey with its powerful neck.
The Daspletosaurus lived in North America in the Cretaceous period about 75 million years.
In the video below looks like a group of successful practice Daspletosaurus a hunt. (Up to 4.40 min)