Megalosaurus

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NameMegalosaurus
Diet
Weight9000 kilos
Length9 meters
Height3 meters
Period
Megalosaurus
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Megalosaurus was a carnivorous dinosaur that walked the Earth about 166 million years ago, during the Jurassic period. It inhabited Europe and was found in places such as Centro (Portugal), England and France. It was the first dinosaur named by Gideon Mantell in 1827 and gave the species its name, Megalosaurus bucklandii.

The name Megalosaurus means "big lizard" and it was quite a formidable beast in its time. It stands on two legs (bipedal) and is a typical theropod dinosaur. It was known to be an aggressive hunter that relied on its natural speed, and its powerful jaws full of long teeth, ideal for cutting flesh or bringing down its prey. 

Scientists estimated that Megalosaurus Megalosaurus was 9 meters long and weighed 1 ton. Its head was large; the hind limbs were long and strong with three weight-bearing toes facing forward. The forelimbs were short but exceptionally robust. It lived in a terrestrial habitat.

What did the megalosaur eat?

A megalosaur was a massive carnivore that fed on large sauropods or occasionally foraged for food.

How many teeth does a megalosaurus have?

There are no findings of how many teeth a megalosaur has, but at the time of its discovery five teeth were found in its remains.

Is the megalosaur bigger than a T Rex?

Absolutely not! Despite its root word "mega" in Megalosaurus, it is still not equal to or larger than a T-Rex. Its size was found to be only half the length and an eighth of its weight.

What kind of environment did the megalosaur live in?

The megalosaur was found in Europe, most likely living in lush, tropical environments.

Where did they live?

When did they live?

What was your diet?

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Fun Facts

  • Megalosaurus was the first genus of non-avian dinosaurs to be scientifically described.
  • It lived during the Middle Jurassic period.
  • It was a close relative of the Torvosaurus.
  • Megalosaurus was discovered with 5 teeth.
  • Megalosaurus walked on two legs, or bipedal predator.

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