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CLIP 13125

Planet Dinosaur: profile - Carcharodontosaurus

Planet Dinosaur: profile - Carcharodontosaurus

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Key Info
  • Planet Dinosaur: profile - Carcharodontosaurus
  • Duration: 06:39
  • A detailed profile of Carcharodontosaurus, the predator that is even more impressive than a T-Rex! We find out what its name means, where it lived, how long ago it lived and what size it could grow up to. We are shown just how much meat this enormous carnivore would need to consume each day in order to survive and geological evidence proves to us they used to fight with other Carcharodontosaurs over prey. This draws comparisons with the Frilled Lizard from Australia. Watch presenter Jem experiment with homemade Carcharodontosaurus claws in the lab to find out just how lethal they would have been. Created especially for Class Clips from the CBBC series Planet Dinosaur Files, first broadcast in December 2011.
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  • Keywords: evidence, palaeontology, fossil, skeleton, carnivore, herbivore, prehistoric, North Africa, predator, prey, Lizard, experiment, forces, pushes and pulls, Planet Dinosaur, Carcharodontosaurus, T-rex
Ideas for use in class
  • To be used as a basis for research to create Dinosaur information cards, individual profiles, non-chronological reports or 'Prehistoric Podcasts'. Can be used as a basis for discussion on pushing forces for science
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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