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Allosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

Information

The teeth of Allosaurus were 5-10cm long and curved backwards to prevent prey from escaping.

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Fact file

Pronounced
AL-oh-saw-russ
Meaning of name
other lizard
Length
  12m
Height
  5m
Weight
2000kg
Teeth
dagger-like with serrated edges
Diet
carnivorous
Food
Stegosaurus, Diplodocus and others
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(156 - 144 million years ago)
Found in
Portugal, USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Allosauridae, Allosaurus
Named by
Marsh (1877)
Type species
fragilis