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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The diplodocus -- a herbivorous giant measuring 12 meters long from nose to tail -- fetched 1.44 million euros, compared with 1.41 million for the carnivorous allosaurus, a minnow in dinosaur terms at just 3.8 meters (12.5 feet) long.
A number of features seen in the carnivore's skeleton differentiate it from other allosaurids, especially those found in the same region of Wyoming, and paleontologists working with Aguttes said it could be a new species or even an entirely new genus, even though it greatly resembles Allosaurus fragilis.
(1999): On the presence of Allosaurus fragilis (Theropoda, Carnosauria) in the Upper Jurassic of Portugal: first evidence of an inter-continental dinosaur species.
Curiously, more than 75 percent of the bones come from carnivores, primarily Allosaurus fragilis.
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Rex, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and Allosaurus. Each chapter contains introductory information about the dinosaur followed by step by step sketch instructions accompanied with black and white example illustrations.
"These things were living with giant plant-eating dinosaurs," or sauropods, Burnham explained, herbivores too big for other common Jurassic predators, like the allosaurus, to attack.