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Metriacanthosaurus

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Metriacanthosaurus is known only from a partial postcranial skeleton, so reconstructions are guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

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Pronounced
met-ree-a-kan-tho-sore-us
Meaning of name
moderately-spined lizard
Length
  8.2m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(159 - 154 million years ago)
Found in
England, United Kingdom

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Metriacanthosaurus
Named by
Walker (1964)
Type species
parkeri