Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus

Pronunciation:
MEG-ah-low-sore-us
Name meaning:
'big lizard'
Megalosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
9.0m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Mid Jurassic, 170-155 million years ago
Found in:
England, United Kingdom

Megalosaurus was one of the first dinosaurs discovered.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae
Named by:
Ritgen (1826)
Type species:
bucklandii

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