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Saurophaganax

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Pronounced
sore-oh-fag-ah-naks
Meaning of name
king of the lizard eaters
Length
  12m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(154 - 142 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Allosauridae, Saurophaganax
Named by
Chure (1996)
Type species
maximus