Metriacanthosaurus

Metriacantho-saurus

Pronunciation:
met-ree-a-kan-tho-sore-us
Name meaning:
'moderately-spined lizard'
Metriacanthosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
8.2m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 159-154 million years ago
Found in:
England, United Kingdom

Metriacanthosaurus is known only from a partial postcranial skeleton, so reconstructions are guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae
Named by:
Walker (1964)
Type species:
parkeri

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