Allosaurus

Allosaurus

Pronunciation:
AL-oh-saw-russ
Name meaning:
'other lizard'
Allosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
12.0m
Weight:
2000kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
dagger-like with serrated edges
Food:
Stegosaurus , Diplodocus and others
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 156-144 million years ago
Found in:
Portugal, USA

The teeth of Allosaurus were 5-10cm long and curved backwards to prevent prey from escaping.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Allosauridae
Named by:
Marsh (1877)
Type species:
fragilis

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