Majungasaurus is an abelisaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous[84-69] in Madagascar.
A family of a female and two juvenile Majungasaurus was seen searching food. They found a carcass, but it was occupied by a flock of Rahonavis. Knowing the dangers of Majungasaurus, they fled. The family were then able to feed on the carcass. This was short-lived as a large male Majungasaurus appeared and intimidated the three. One of the juveniles were brave enough to feed on a scrap of meat dropped by a Rahonavis. The large male threatened the juvenile but the mother took umbrage. The mother started biting the male's neck, severely wounding him. She then delivered the final blow, the family then cannibalised on the dead male.
1. Before the Majungasaurus family encountered the male Majungasaurus, the narrator(John Hurt) speculated as if whether there was a larger carnivore who killed the male Majungasaurus.
Majungasaurus was up to 7 metres (23 feet) long, stood 2.5 metres (8 feet) tall, and weighed up to 1.1 tonnes. It was the top predetor of it`s area and time. Tooth marks have been found in Majungasaurus bones that didn`t belong to any other carnivore in the region, None exept majungsaurus itself. Majungasaurus was the top predetor in its place, nothing exept another Majungosaurus would have dared to attack it. In Madagascar 75 to 70 mya, It was a very hard place to live in. Ther were only about 4 or 5 different dinosaurs there. Majungasaurus had evolved to become the top predetor but it would have to eat it`s own kind. This show`s that Some dinosaurs would exploit anything to gain their maximum advantage over everyone and everything as best as evolution could do. We don`t know if Majungasaurus just came across a dead Majungasaurus and ate it, or if it killed it. But we know it ate its own kind.
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