Metriacanthosaurus

Metriacantho-saurus

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'moderately-spined lizard'

8.2m-long large theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Period: Late Jurassic, 159-154 million years ago

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

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae

Named by: Walker (1964)

Type species: parkeri

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