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Did You Know? Incredible Bagaraatan Facts

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Bagaraatan, meaning 'small hunter' was a carnivorous dinosaur belonging to the genus Theropoda that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, roughly 71-83 million years ago. However, Mark Loewen et al. defined it as a basic tyrannosauroid based on Holtz's classification. The fossils of Bagaraatans were found in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. The postcranial skeleton that was found was matched with birds, but the skull displayed features of numerous theropod groups.

Bagaraatan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Bagaraatan'?

You can pronounce the name as 'Ba-ga-raa-tan'.

What type of dinosaur was a Bagaraatan?

Bagaraatan was a carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous era that belonged to the genus Theropoda.

In which geological period did the Bagaraatan roam the Earth?

Bagaraatan ostromi roamed the Earth roughly between 71-83 million years ago.

When did the Bagaraatan become extinct?

It is not known when Bagaraatan became extinct, but it lived during the Late Cretaceous era.

Where did Bagaraatan live?

The fossils of Bagaraatans were found in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia.

What was the Bagaraatans' habitat?

They were terrestrial creatures.

Who did the Bagaraatan live with?

Due to a lack of data, we do not know the social structure of this theropod dinosaur.

How long did a Bagaraatan live?

Bagaraatan ostromi lived during the Late cretaceous period, roughly 71-83 million years ago.

How did they reproduce?

These dinosaurs probably reproduced by laying eggs.

Bagaraatan Fun Facts

What did the Bagaraatan look like?

The postcranial skeleton was matched with birds, but the skull displayed features of numerous theropod groups. Its caudal vertebrae are firmly united and therefore limit horizontal and vertical movement making the tail extremely inflexible but muscular. The head and hindlimb of this theropod dinosaur are relatively slim in comparison to its whole body size.

The fossil excavated had the lower jaw of the skull.

How many bones did a Bagaraatan have?

Paleontologists are yet to figure out the number of bones this species had due to lack of data, but fossils of its Caudal vertebrae, pelvis, remains of its left mandible, tibia, pedal phalanges, fibula, and femur has been discovered.

How did they communicate?

Paleontologists assume that it used audible and visual signals like all other dinosaurs for communication.

How big was the Bagaraatan?

Bagaraatan ostromi evolved to be 9.8-13 ft (3-4 m) in length. However, they were much smaller than the T-Rex!

How fast could a Bagaraatan move?

Bagaraatan ostromi was an agile, rapidly moving predator with long legs.

How much did a Bagaraatan weigh?

We do not know the weight of a Bagaraatan due to a lack of data from the fossil found.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female Bagaraatans do not have any specific names.

What would you call a baby Bagaraatan?

A baby dinosaur of any type is known as a nestling or hatchlings.

How aggressive were they?

Bagaraatan means 'small hunter,' and since this dinosaur was a carnivore, it is presumed that it was highly aggressive.

Did You Know…

In honor of Dr. John H. Ostrom, from Mongolian word 'baga', which means 'small', and 'araatan', which means 'predator'.

*We've been unable to source an image of Bagaraatan and have used an image of Zalmoxes instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Bagaraatan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

*We've been unable to source an image of Bagaraatan and have used an image of Nipponosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Bagaraatan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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