Proceratosaurus

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NameProceratosaurus
Diet
Weight300 kilos
Length4.1 meters
Height1.8 meters
Period
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Proceratosaurus was a carnivorous theropod dinosaur native to Middle Jurassic Europe. Its name means "horned lizard" and refers to the horn on its nose. However, it is not related to Ceratosaurus, but to a close relative of Ornitholestes. It was a much more graceful and delicate animal. 

Proceratosaurus was a small predatory theropod dinosaur of the same size as Deinonychus. It had a slender body and a characteristic crest on its snout. It lived alongside other theropods, including Megalosaurus. 

It was known from a single fossil skull of a subadult individual. The skull had internal air spaces and D-shaped front teeth typical of all tyrannosaurs. It lived in what is now England, Europe, during the Middle Jurassic.

Proceratosaurus was a friendly dinosaur that needed to be kept in small groups. They hunted hadrosaurs and other tame herbivores and fought with other small carnivores. It was a bipedal animal with a long, sharp tail, strong arms with three fingers on each hand, and long legs with three toes on each foot.

Proceratosaurus had a sharp serrated tooth that could crunch through bone. It reached 3 meters long and weighed between 28 and 36 kilograms, which made it small compared to the T. rex.

What did the Proceratosaurus eat?

Proceratosaurus was a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that hunted hadrosaurs and other tame herbivores and fought with other small carnivores. 

Where was the Proceratosaurus found?

Proceratosaurus fossils were found in places such as England (United Kingdom). 

What does Proceratosaurus mean?

The name Proceratosaurus means "horned lizard" and refers to the horn on its nose. 

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  • Rauhut, Oliver W. M.; Milner, Angela C.; Moore-Fay, Scott (2010). "Cranial osteology and phylogenetic position of the theropod dinosaur. Proceratosaurus bradleyi (Woodward, 1910) from the Middle Jurassic of England". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158 (1): 155-195. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00591.x. 
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Fun Facts

  • Proceratosaurus was a small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the same size as Deinonychus. 
  • Its name means "horned lizard" and refers to the horn on its nose.
  • It had a slender body and a characteristic crest on its snout.
  •  It lived in what is now England, Europe, during the Middle Jurassic.
  •  It was a much more graceful and delicate animal.

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