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Afrovenator abakensis v Saltriovenator zanellai
Afrovenator abakensis
Afrovenator (/ˌæfroʊvɪˈneɪtər/; "African hunter") is a genus of megalosaurid theropod dinosaur from the middle Jurassic Period of northern Africa. Afrovenator is known from a single relatively complete skeleton, holotype UC OBA 1, featuring most of the skull minus its top (likewise the mandible, or lower jaws, are lacking apart from the prearticular bone), parts of the spinal column, partial forelimbs, a partial pelvis, and most of the hind limbs. This skeleton is housed at the University of Chicago. Judging from the one skeleton known, this dinosaur was about eight metres long, from snout to tail tip, and had a weight of about one tonne (1,000 kg) Sereno stressed that the general build was gracile and that the forelimbs and the lower leg were relatively long: the humerus has length of forty centimetres and the tibia and fourth metatarsal measure 687 and 321 millimetres respectively, as compared to a thighbone length of seventy-six centimetres.

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Saltriovenator zanellai
Saltriovenator (meaning "Saltrio hunter") is a genus of ceratosaurian dinosaur that lived during the Sinemurian stage of the Early Jurassic in what is now Italy. The type and only species is Saltriovenator zanellai; in the past, the species had been known under the informal name "Saltriosauro". Although a full skeleton has not yet been discovered, Saltriovenator is thought to have been a large, bipedal carnivore similar to Ceratosaurus. Because of the fragmentary nature of the remains, it was impossible to directly measure the size of the animal. The thighbone length would then have been about eighty to eighty-seven centimetres, which indicates a body weight of 1160 to 1524 kilogrammes. Another method consisted in extrapolating from the known length of the forelimb. Applying the usual limb ratio indicated a hindlimb length of 198 centimetres. The thighbone would then have been 822 to 887 millimetres long, indicating a weight of 1269 to 1622 kilogrammes.

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(03-09-2019, 07:58 AM)Cryolophosaurus Wrote: Ok, let's make it Saltriovenator vs Afrovenator then. Both were from the actual Jurassic period and both deserve more attention than they have.

According to Wikipedia information, Afrovenator is at a distinct weight disadvantage, so hopefully you can post something about Afrovenator that would allow it to overcome this disadvantage.
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Afrovenator had large claws that were similar to those of Allosaurus, that could do some significant damage. Being a member of tetanurae clade, Afrovenator would be more agile than a similar-sized ceratosaurian. This gives him a good chance against Saltriovenator at it's average weight estimate. Yet, at maximal size, Saltriovenator would win more likely.
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