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Megalosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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Megalosaurus was one of the first dinosaurs discovered.

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Pronounced
MEG-ah-low-sore-us
Meaning of name
big lizard
Length
  9m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(170 - 155 million years ago)
Found in
England, United Kingdom

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae, Megalosaurus
Named by
Ritgen (1826)
Type species
bucklandii