Modern Dinosuars of the Amazon 3 Picture

Jagtor: The largest living dromaeosaur, the Jagtor is one of the several specie of raptor that invaded South America following the creation of the isthmus of Panama. It is the biggest and most powerful predator of the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 25 feet long and weighing nearly a ton, though the southern plains and swamps are home to larger abelisaurs. Many of jagtors smaller cousins, like the Oceraptor, are somewhat arboreal, able to prowl through trees to find food, but the jagtor is too big, but it is fully capable of hunting on the forest floor. Their spotted feather pelt helps break down their shape when stalking prey on the ground, and their large claws can easily dismember most un-armored prey. Even the armored ankroc ankylosaurs isn't safe, as jagtors are know to use their arms to push the ankrocs onto their back, letting the jagtors dig into their un-armored bellies. They are even known to take aquatic prey, walking into rivers and using their strong jaws to bite throw turtles shells and caimans scales. Truly a strong and deadly killer, the jagtor has left a heavy impact on the mythology of ancient mesoamerians, like the Aztecs, who have been known to offer human sacrifices to the jagtor.

Amazon River Mosoise: Mosasars, giant marine lizards related to monitors, grew to lengths of up to 60 feet during the late Cretaceous, and some today still roam the seas as giant beasts, but some have colonized smaller water worlds. The Amazon river mosoise, with it's awesome bounty of tropical fish, has tempted one mosasaur to a freshwater habitat, and has forced a reduction in size. The amazon river mosoise is only around 13 feet long, tiny compared to ocean-going mosasaurs but still big compared to other creatures of the river. Since the Cretaceous, the mosasaurs have abandoned the serpentine swimming motion of fish and eels, and adopted an up and down motion, similar to many aquatic mammals. The shape of their bodies has become almost icthyosaur like, with a shorter body, a small tail fluke, and a long thin snout for snaring fish. The murky, muddy waters of the Amazon means the mosoise needs help to navigate,so they have a heightened sense of smell and will frequently flicker their tongues in and out to follow the scent of prey.
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