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Megalosaurus

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  dinosaur. 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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Metriacanthosaurus

Metriacanthosaurus (meaning “Moderately-Spined Lizard”) is a genus of metriacanthosaurid from the Middle Jurassic of the Oxford clays of England. In 1923, Friedrich von Huene named this dinosaur Megalosaurus parkeri, in honor of W. Parker, who collected the fossils.  In 1932, von Huene renamed the specimens Altispinax parkeri. In 1964, Alick Walker decided that the fossils […]

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Eotyrannus

Eotyrannus (meaning “Dawn Tyrant”) is a genus of tyrannosauroid from Early Cretaceous England.  It most likely hunted hypsilodontids like Valdosaurus. Neovenator and Baryonyx were both much larger than Eotyrannus. It may have had feathers or proto feathers, which is evidence that Tyrannosaurus may have had feathers, but Yutyrannus from China is a better example of […]

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Extreme Dinosaurs

CARCHARODONTOSAURUS AMARGASAURUS CARNOTAURUS PARASAUROLOPHUS MASIAKASAURUS SPINOSAURUS   TUOJIANGOSAURUS   DEINOCHEIRUS NIGERSAURUS DRACOREX   EPIDENDROSAURUS   STYRACOSAURUS   ACHELOUSAURUS CRYOLOPHOSAURUS SUCHOMIMUS ZUNICERATOPS EINIOSAURUS DIABLOCERATOPS ISISAURUS TYRANNOSAURUS TRICERATOPS PENTACERATOPS OLOROTITAN OURANOSAURUS DILOPHOSAURUS YUTYRANNUS MICRORAPTOR     EPIDEXIPTERYX   

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