- Theropod (meat-eater)
- Cretaceous Age
- Unidentified Formation
- This is a RARE specimen to come by! The specimen will come in the 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ display box with Label as Shown.
The theropod (meaning “beast-footed”) dinosaurs are a diverse group of bipedal saurischian dinosaurs. They include the largest terrestrial carnivores ever to have made the earth tremble. What most people think of as theropods (e.g., T. rex, Deinonychus) are extinct today, but recent studies have conclusively shown that birds are actually the descendants of small nonflying theropods. Thus when people say that dinosaurs are extinct, they are technically not correct. Still it’s not as exciting seeing a sparrow at your birdfeeder as it would be to see a Tyrannosaurus rex there.