Poekilopleuron

Poekilopleuron

Pronunciation:
peek-i-loh-ploor-on
Name meaning:
'varied ribs'
Poekilopleuron
Dinosaur description:
9.0m-long
large theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
France
Period:
Mid Jurassic, 169-164 million years ago

Only a partial Poekilopleuron skeleton has been found.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae
Named by:
Eudes-Deslongchamps (1838)
Type species:
bucklandii
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