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Megalosaurus (meaning “Giant Lizard”) is a genus of Megalosaurid from the Middle Jurassic of England. It was described in 1827 by Gideon Mantell as M. bucklandii, making Megalosaurus the first officially described ┬ádinosaur. The type species is named in honor of William Buckland. In 1842, Sir Richard Owen used Iguanodon, Hylaeosaurus, and this Megalosaurus to […]

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