Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus

MEG-ah-low-sore-us

'big lizard'

9.0m-long large theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Period: Mid Jurassic, 170-155 million years ago

Megalosaurus was one of the first dinosaurs discovered.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae

Named by: Ritgen (1826)

Type species: bucklandii

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