Sarcosaurus

Sarcosaurus

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'flesh lizard'
Sarcosaurus
3.0m-long large theropod
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Diet: carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Period: Early Jurassic, 202-195 million years ago

A partial pelvis (hip), femur and vertebrae (backbone) belonging to Sarcosaurus have been found.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Ceratosauria
Named by: Andrews (1921)
Type species: woodi
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