Allosaurus


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Allosaurus,

late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaurdinosaur
[Gr., = terrible lizard], extinct land reptile of the Mesozoic era. The dinosaurs, which were egg-laying animals, ranged in length from 2 1-2 ft (91 cm) to about 127 ft (39 m).
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 of the W United States. Specimens of 30 to 40 ft (9 to 12 m) have been found. It had stong hind legs, smaller sharply clawed forelimbs, two small horns directly above the eyes, and expandable jaws that could widen to consume large pieces of meat.

Allosaurus

[‚al·ə′sȯr·əs]
(paleontology)
A carnivorous therapod dinosaur, 40 feet (12 meters) long, and weighing 1.5 tons, from the Late Jurassic Period that had muscular hindlimbs, small forelimbs (with three-fingered hands), and sharp teeth; similar to but smaller than Tyrannosaurus.
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With its dagger-like teeth, the formidable Allosaurus lived during the late Jurassic period, and was one of the largest killing machines of its time.
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Meanwhile, the Allosaurus would have preyed on large herbivores and had dozens of large, sharp teeth.
The Allosaurus fossil contains a circular hole in its pelvis flanked by a well-preserved, fist-sized abscess where the infected wound spread.
It is one of many Allosaurus fossils uncovered in the Morrison Formation of North America.
Rex, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and Allosaurus.
Finding another (Torvosaurus) species in Portugal is pretty cool, because this is additional evidence that shows a similarity in Jurassic dinousarus in Europe and in North America," adding to finds of a stegasaurus and an allosaurus in both the US West and Portugal, said Ken Carpenter, paleontologist at Utah State University.
It's proof that ancient history--really, really ancient history--is anything but boring, as the route leads you through one of the most fossil-rich regions in the world, former home to titans like Allosaurus and Apatosaurus.
The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period and the Brachiosaurus.
In the Sutton Building, for example, users can touch and rotate a stainless steel cast of a Utah-native Allosaurus skull to understand the skeleton's features or run a magnet over an ironstone slab to determine which minerals are magnetic.
Take a journey with renowned paleontologist Chris McGowan as he examines species from Allosaurus to T.