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Who wins?
Dakotaraptor steini (pack of 3) 9 (90%)
Rugops primus 1 (10%)
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Dakotaraptor steini (pack of 3) v Rugops primus
Topic Started: Dec 31 2016, 10:03 PM (1,542 Views)
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Dakotaraptor steini (pack of 3)
Dakotaraptor steini is a species of large carnivorous theropod dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America. Dakotaraptor was about five to six metres long, which makes it one of the largest dromaeosaurids known. It had long arms. One of the lower arm bones shows bumps for feathers, proving (suggesting) that Dakotaraptor was feathered. It also had long rear legs with a very large sickle claw on the second toe. The claw could be used to kill relatively large plant-eating dinosaurs. Dakotaraptor is exceptionally large for a dromaeosaurid; it has an estimated adult length of 5.5 m (18 ft). This approaches the size of the largest known dromaeosaurid, Utahraptor. Dakotaraptor however, does not have the proportions and adaptations of Utahraptor, but more closely resembles smaller dromaeosaurids like Deinonychus.

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Rugops primus
Rugops (meaning "wrinkle face") is a genus of theropod dinosaur which inhabited what is now Africa approximately 95 million years ago (Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous). The discovery of a Rugops skull in Niger in 2000 was a crucial breakthrough in the understanding of the evolution of theropods in that area, and demonstrates that this landmass was still united with Gondwana at that stage in history. Though known only from a skull, Rugops has been estimated to have been about 6 metres (20 ft) long based on comparisons with its relatives. The skull bore armour or scales, and other bones had many blood vessels, causing Dr. Paul Sereno, who led the team that discovered the fossil, to say, "It's not the kind of head designed for fighting or bone-crushing", suggesting that it may have been a scavenger. The skull also bears two rows of seven holes each, of unknown purpose, although Sereno has speculated that they may have anchored some kind of crest or horns. Like other abelisaurs, Rugops probably had very short arms. These were probably useless in fighting. They may have only been balance tools, items to counterbalance the dinosaur's head. The type species is R. primus (meaning "first wrinkle-face"). Rugops is believed to be an abelisaurid, and is related to Majungasaurus. Rugops primus's weight has been estimated at 1,336 kg (2,945 lbs) based on a skull length extrapolation from Carnotaurus sp.

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Kiryu2012
Dec 29 2016, 08:07 AM
Rugops vs 1 or 2 Dakotaraptors.


ADMIN - I made it three!
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i think dakotaraptors win
rugops-size
dakotaraptors-numbers,better weapons,agility

if rugops is this-it is mismatch.Dakotaraptors wins easy.
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Kiryu2012
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Thanks.

I might give this to the raptor trio. Dakotaraptor looks like it could've been more agile than Rugops, and the difference in size wasn't that big. Rugops might be able to kill one of the raptors, but more often than not I can see all three raptors pulling through with their cooperation and bringing down the abelisaur. That's only assuming the first pic of Rugops that Megasaurus posted represents the accurate size for Rugops. Otherwise, this might be a mismatch.
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One on one this might be a decent fight, but 3 on one Dakotaraptor wins hands down. Thought I think even a single Dakotaraptor wound win seeing as we have little knowledge of Rugops and the current thinking is that it had a weak skull and bit. Dakota has sickle like hind claws, speed, maneuverability and long arms for grasping. We don't even know if our single Rugops specimen was an adult or a juvenile! I give this one not to three Dakotaraptors but just one, and I would say 70% of the time...
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The raptors would win. It's not big enough to fight all three at once. The raptors have speed and weapons to their advantage, although Rugops has the size advantage.
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According to new studies,Rugops was only around 4,4 meters long,what makes it even smaller than Dakotaraptor.Because of that,this is a great mismatch.
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Soopairik
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And... Rugops is officially screwed.
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GallirallusAustralis
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Mistmatch. Dakotaraptor is bigger than Rugops, and raptors are stronger than abelisaurids in similar sizes. Dakotaraptor can win a Rugops ALONE.
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these raptors look like the ones in jurassic park
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Soopairik
Jan 4 2017, 04:14 PM
And... Rugops is officially screwed.
Agreed, quite often a mismatch is given the chance to see the light of day for no reason other than entertainment.
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Dakotaraptores take this one IMO.
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Mismatch in favor of the Dakotaraptors, Rugops was small:

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Dakotaraptor would win more often even alone, three is complete overkill.
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