Top Ten Predatory Dinosaurs

The Top Ten
1 Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, "tyrant", and sauros, "lizard" is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. It also had a tremendous bite force, the strongest of any Dinosaur and living terrestrial animal. Its bite force reached up to 12,800 pounds (roughly... read more

For people saying that this dinosaur was a scavenger, I agree. It was both a scavenger and a hunter. And being a scavenging dinosaur doesn't make it any less cool. Just think about it, we humans are scavengers and hunters. Some of us "hunt" prey, sell it to another person. Then that person eats it. Besides, the dinosaurs whose jaws were perfectly designed for scavenging is none other than the spinosaurids themselves. They are quadrupeds so they aren't able to chase other dinosaurs. The only thing they are able to prey on is fish. Therefore, the spinosaurids will also scavenge, scaring away other scavengers with its size. Just think about it in the perspective of the Rex. You are alone and starving. You see a carcass ahead. An Ankylosaurus. Lying on its back. Dead. Two dead dinosaurs laid on the side of the carcass, fighting over the carcass. No dinosaurs are nearby, except a herd of Triceratops. The ankylosaurus has enough meat for a month. What do you do? Kill the Triceratops, or feed on the carcass. The answer is obvious. For all of those reasons Tyrannosaurus Rex still remains my favorite predatory dinosaur, along as my favorite dinosaur of all time. Happy Reading!

2 Giganotosaurus Giganotosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, during the early Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 99.6 to 97 million years ago.

It was much bigger than allosaurus had a stronger bite force (11700) and also hunted in packs. Oh and it hunted the biggest dinosaur ever.

3 Allosaurus Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.

Three awesome claws, two flat awesome horns, tens of awesome teeth, these are some of the things that makes Allosaurus my favorite dinosaurs.

Allosaurus was basically the wolf of the Jurassic period. It hunted in packs to take down bigger prey and more dangerous prey like Stegosaurus or Diplodicus.

T. Rex is overrated. At least Allosaurus could hunt and had use of it's arms... Allosaurus are the wolves of the Jurassic.

4 ‬Carnotaurus

The 2000 Disney movie Dinosaur taught me about them.

5 Acrocanthosaurus Acrocanthosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that existed in what is now North America during the Aptian and early Albian stages of the Early Cretaceous.
6 Utahraptor Utahraptor is a genus of theropod dinosaurs. It contains a single species, Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, which is the largest known member of the family Dromaeosauridae.

My top ten favorite dinosaurs:
1. Velociraptor
2. Deinonychus
3. Archaeopteryx
4. Troodon
5. Utahraptor
6. Spinosaurus
7. Compsognathus
8. Sinornithosaurus
9. Microraptor
10. Anchiornis

7 Gorgosaurus
8 Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago.

T-rex is so overrated. Most meat eating dinosaurs are that powerful or more. Spinosaurs is rare, unknown and the biggest meat eating dinosaur.

Spino's name is very ugly just cause of its spine. Well T.rex means tyrant king easily break the meaning of your name.

Jeez people, it's just a dinosaur, why you all hating so much? Man

9 Yutyrannus Originating from Early Cretaceous China, Yutyrannus is a feathered tyrannosaurid dinosaur. With an estimated length of 30 feet, it is the largest known dinosaur with direct evidence of feathers. It likely occupied the apex predator role in its ecosystem.
10 Velociraptor Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.

Smart, agile, pack hunting this a very good dinosaur but not in top ten.

The Contenders
11 Ceratourous
12 Dakotaraptor Dakotaraptor is a genus of large carnivorous theropod dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
13 Carcharodontosaurus Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 94 million years ago, during the Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period.

Simply a magnificent creature and a efficient killer. Honestly, Carcharodontosaurus is the first thing that came to mind whenever the subject of prehistoric predators was brought up.

14 Saurophaganax
15 Ceratosaurus Ceratosaurus was a carnivorous theropod dinosaur in the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian).
16 Daspletosaurus Daspletosaurus was a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur that lived in western North America between about 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. The genus Daspletosaurus contains two species.
17 Deinonychus
18 Albertosaurus Albertosaurus is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaurs that lived in western North America during the Late Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago.
19 Ornitholestes
20 Ankylosaurus Ankylosaurus is a genus of armored dinosaur. Fossils of Ankylosaurus have been found in geological formations dating to the very end of the Cretaceous Period, between about 68–66 million years ago, in western North America, making it among the last of the non-avian dinosaurs.

Not a predatory dinosaur it was a herbivore!

21 Achillobator
22 Cryolophosaurus
23 Nanotyrannus
24 Gojirasaurus
25 Mapusaurus Mapusaurus was a giant carnosaurian dinosaur from the early Late Cretaceous of what is now Argentina and possibly Chile.
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