Megalosaurus

About Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus was among the very first dinosaurs to be discovered and named. The first known fossils were found in the mid 1670s. Although these fossils have been lost, original illustrations of them still exist. Megalosaurus was actually the very first dinosaur to be officially named, even before the group of reptiles were called 'dinosaurs.' For many years, as other dinosaurs with sharp teeth were discovered, they were thought to be a Megalosaurus. Further study today has allowed peleontologists to separate them into many different animal groups.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Megalosaurus
How do I pronounce Megalosaurus?
Meg-ah-low-sore-uss
What does the name Megalosaurus mean?
Great Reptile
How long was Megalosaurus?
30.00 feet 9.00 meters
How heavy was Megalosaurus?
2000.00 pounds 1000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Megalosaurus assigned to?
Theropoda
What did Megalosaurus eat?
Large animals
How many years ago did Megalosaurus live?
120,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Megalosaurus live?
Middle Jurassic
Where did Megalosaurus live?
England, Europe
Megalosaurus Picture Image

Megalosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Megalosaurus Map

Megalosaurus's size

0 kg
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