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Summery

Even scientist can enjoy pop culture, which seems to be the reason why this abelisaurid carnotaurini theropod, is named after Thanos himself! Due to the fact the only part of the animal that had been found is a single vertebra, most of the dimensions of the creature are a bit unknown. This hasn't stopped estimates from being made though.

SIZE

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I only am making this part of the blog becaus I couldn't find any calculations to its size in any sources. Now it is pretty much everywhere.

  • Length: 5.5 to 6.5 meters or 18–21 feet
  • Height: 1.5 meters or about 5 feet
  • Weight: Unknown

Possibly comparable to other abelisaurid dinosaurs of similar size. (1,543 lbs or 700 kg (Which is smaller, but from the same family)-2,400 lb or 1,100 kilograms), possibly higher or lower (Trying my best here). (EDIT: This stuff seemed wrong and it doesn't fit what I talk about below.)

But as you can see, the name doesn't suit the animal attached to it, for it is only a medium sized dinosaur. Still, glad such an amazing raptor wasn't wasted on something like a raptor or something.

SENSES

Much like most predatory dinosaurs, Thanos likely had some for of Enhanced Senses. Since we don't have the skull or brain cavity, we are going to be comparing it to other members of its group/its relatives.

One thing to note is that even though their eyes were small, well protected and looking straight ahead, which is unusual for dinosaurs, because they usually looked sideways, the fact that they looked straight ahead gave them binocular vision, so they could see much better in the distance. Because his muzzle was large compared to others, it has been theorized that he had a very keen sense of smell. Despite what many believe, Carnotaurus had no feathers, which makes it different from other theropods.

Best Dinosaurs.com - Carnotaurus

Enhanced Smell and Sight.

Comparisons of Viavenator with other abelisaurids indicate greater similarity with Aucasaurus than with Majungasaurus, suggesting that South American forms shared the same neurosensorial capabilities, which include larger flocculus of the cerebellum and larger olfactory ratios than the form from Madagascar.

Science Direct.com - Cretaceous Research/Neuroanatomy of the abelisaurid theropod Viavenator: The most complete reconstruction of a cranial endocast and inner ear for a South American representative of the clade

Enhanced Hearing iiuc, though I could be wrong.

To survive the periods of drought, Majungasaurus would use its keen sense of smell to trace sauropd corpses at long distances.

BBC Dinosaur Planet - Majungasaurus

Enhanced sense of smell.

SPEED

Speed, again, is a tad hard to find seeing as they don't have much info on the animal, though it can likely roughly scale to other abelisaurids.

According to Wikipedia, it falls in the subfamily Carnotaurinae + Brachyrostra with some of the "close" members being:

Ekrixinatosaurus

Ilokelesia

Viavenator

  • Height: Unknown
  • Length: 5.6 m (18 ft)
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Speed: Unknown

Skorpiovenator

  • Height: Unknown
  • Length: 6 m (19.7 ft), possibly 7.5 m (24.6 ft) or 6.2 m (20.3 ft)
  • Weight: 1.67 tonnes (1.84 short tons)
  • Speed: Unknown

That aside, many of Thanos' relatives to use their powerful legs for speed, so it isn't unreasonable to assume Thanos has speed comparable to his relatives like Carnotaurus (Though likely not as quick).

KINETIC ENERGY

I will be using this Spino's blog as a reference to set this up.

Do to Thanos missing a lot of stats (Along with most of the animals he would scale too) I will try a few calcs (Which I have never been good at). Stick with me on this:

KE CALC STUFF

Lets start with the highest possible, the calculation it will definitely not be.

Calc 1 (The high-ball):

This however, is a large over estimate. Next I am going to do the lowest estimate.

Calc 2 (The low(ish)-ball):

  • Since all I have been able to find Carnotaurus' speed I will use that again but the lowest estimate (48 kph), and with the weight of 1 ton (Lowest relatives). That gives us 88888.9 j which again is Wall level.

While I don't have the weight for Ol' Thanos, if these calcs are correct he is clearly somewhere in the Wall level/9-B tier (Like most dinos)!

EDIT: The low-end A.K.A. Calc 2 estimate was accepted (check Therefir's evaluation in the comments). This would make Thanos' strength 88,888.9 J. For reference (from the Reference for Common Feats blog), this is more than enough to snap necks, spines, bones, but still not his fingers. Note, though I am not very good at math, I am pretty sure this isn't enough to crush a skull.

FUN TRIVIA

  • Thanos likely wasn't the apex predator of its time, or of the area it lived in.
  • Much like other abelisaurid, its arms were useless and it would likely be impossible for it to snap RIP MCU.

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