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Favourite Dinosaur From Each Continent

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I Meme Everything

Aug-08-2017 6:54 PM

North America: Tyrannosaurus rex

Yes, I know this is cliche. Yes, I know the most popular dinosaur of all time is also my all-time favourite. So why is this dinky-armed (I am fully aware that its arms are actually very powerful), dumb (I know it's intelligent), slow (its top speed was 25 MPH, pretty average, not overly bad) big-headed attention-whore Number 1? It was the first dinosaur I ever knew, and this was the dinosaur I primarily grew up with. Walking With Dinosaurs Episode 6 was one of the reasons I love this animal. It showed T.rex as an animal instead of a monster. And then there's When Dinosaurs Roamed America, which also helped show Tyrannosaurus as an animal. But above all, there was Jurassic Park. The movie got me into dinosaurs as a whole, and one of the key reasons was Rexy. The moment where she threw the Big One into the skeleton and roared in triumph was when I knew that this movie, and dinosaur, would be with me for life. Thank you, Rexy, for being the pinnacle of my childhood. When I was growing up, Giganotosaurus was commonly looked at as the deadliest theropod, but because of my sentimental attachment to T.rex, I stood by the tyrant lizard. And for that, Tyrannosaurus rex was, is, and forever will be my all-time favourite dinosaur, DROP THAT MIC, REXY! *queue the motherfucking T.rex song*

 

South America: Carnotaurus sastrei

My affinity for Carnotaurus exists for two main reasons. The first is the Disney movie Dinosaur, even if it wasn't the T.rex-sized beast it was portrayed as. The second is because of Destructo, my RP character's steed as a Sith.

 

Europe: Torvosaurus gurneyi

Watch Dinosaur Revolution and you will fall in love with this majestic megalosaur.

 

Asia: Yutyrannus huali

The beautiful feathered tyrant lives up to its title. Unlike most Tyrannosaurs, it has long arms, which could allow it to use its claws.

 

Africa: Spinosaurus aegyptiacus

I was one of the many people that got off to a bad start after that infamous fight scene in Jurassic Park III. However, I realized that it was Jack Horner's fault for being the mind behind the scene, and I have hated him ever since. Back on topic, Spinosaurus is a very cool dinosaur, being one of the piscivorous dinosaurs. Its sail, although a hinderance, was magnificent and beautiful. Years after I saw JPIII, this guy got me back into dinosaurs twice. The first was when I lost interest in them after Jurassic Park III, but seeing Spinosaurus in Planet Dinosaur revived my love for these animals. Again, I left dinosaurs when the Walking With Dinosaurs movie came along, but in 2014, the quadrupedal reconstruction of S.aegyptiacus caught my eye. I was fascinated by this bizarre animal, and although it would stand little chance against Carcharodontosaurus, it shot up my list. The current reconstruction of Spinosaurus is quite fascinating, reminding me of a sea dragon.

 

Australia: Australovenator wintonensis

This thing dazzled me with the way it decapitated a Leaellynasaura in Walking With Dinosaurs.

 

Antarctica: Cryolophosaurus ellioti

Basically the only dinosaur from Antarctica I know. It looks really cool.

 

And now, here is how I rank them from my least-favourite to my favourite.

7. Australovenator wintonensis

6. Cryolophosaurus ellioti

5. Yutyrannus huali

4. Torvosaurus gurneyi

3. Carnotaurus sastrei

2. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus

1. Tyrannosaurus rex

"Part of the journey is the end..."

15 Responses to Favourite Dinosaur From Each Continent

Ultrazero80

Aug-08-2017 6:56 PM

I really can't think of a list for this topic.

Godzilla... Truly a God incarnate.

I Meme Everything

Aug-08-2017 6:57 PM

^For Europe, I would've chosen Allosaurus, but the European species is puny compared to A.fragilis from N. America. But Saurophaganax stomps both T.gurneyi and A.fragilis.

"Part of the journey is the end..."

Ultrazero80

Aug-08-2017 6:58 PM

Oh ok.

Godzilla... Truly a God incarnate.

I Meme Everything

Aug-08-2017 6:59 PM

Hold on, going to add explanations and rank them from least-favourite to favourite.

"Part of the journey is the end..."

Ultrazero80

Aug-08-2017 7:15 PM

The list is much better now.

Godzilla... Truly a God incarnate.

Emperor GorillaGodzilla

Aug-08-2017 7:25 PM

Jack Horner is a hack.

 "...I hope they remember you."-Thanos

I Meme Everything

Aug-08-2017 7:30 PM

^What does that have anything to do with this topic? And what's your list?

"Part of the journey is the end..."

Emperor GorillaGodzilla

Aug-08-2017 8:07 PM

You mentioned Horner in the topic.

 "...I hope they remember you."-Thanos

Sci-Fi King25

Aug-09-2017 8:14 AM

North America: Dakotaraptor

South America: Agustinia

Asia: Yutyrannus

Europe: Baryonyx

Australia: Australovenator

Antarctica: Cryolophosaurus

 

Ranked:

 

7. Cryolophosaurus

6. Australovenator

5. Agustinia

4. Baryonyx

3. Yutyrannus

2. Spinosaurus

1. Dakotaraptor

 

 

 

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Something Real

Aug-09-2017 5:14 PM

DRACONUS - This is an exceedingly neat list! I do not presently have one to present; however, I very much enjoy your selections! :)

Draegar: The Hooded Figure

Aug-09-2017 5:16 PM

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Alphadino65

Aug-12-2017 3:37 PM

North America:  T.rex.

South America:  Giganotosaurus

Africa:  Spinosaurus

Europe:  Baryonyx

Asia:  Three-way tie between Velociraptor, Gigantoraptor, and Achillobator.

Australia:  Australovenator

Antarctica:  Cryolophosaurus

Carny

Aug-13-2017 4:24 AM

North America: Dilophosaurus wetherilli

South America: Carnotaurus sastrei

Europe: Allosaurus europaeus

Africa: Paralititan stromeri

Asia: Therizinosaurus cheloniformis

Australia: Minmi paravertabra

Antarctica: Cryolophosaurus ellioti

 

I Meme Everything

Aug-13-2017 8:52 AM

^A.fragilis lived in North America. A.europaeus is the species you're looking for.

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