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Acrocanthosaurus

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Pronounced
ah-kroh-kan-tho-SORE-us
Meaning of name
high-spined lizard
Length
  12m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(115 - 105 million years ago)
Found in
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Carcharodontosauridae, Acrocanthosaurus
Named by
Stovall and Langston (1950)
Type species
atokensis