Ceratosaurus


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Ceratosaurus

[sə‚rad·ə′sȯr·əs]
(paleontology)
A carnivorous therapod dinosaur, 20 feet (6 meters) long, from the Late Jurassic Period that had strong hindlimbs, short and weak forelimbs (with four-fingered hands), and massive jaws lined with enormous teeth.

Ceratosaurus

 

a genus of extinct reptiles of the suborder Theropoda, superorder Dinosauria. The animals had a large, rough protuberance on the nasal bones that was apparently the base of a horn. The single known species, C. nasicornis, was a large biped predator that measured approximately 3 m in height. A skeleton of the creature was found in Upper Jurassic deposits in the USA, in the state of Colorado.

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(2007): Recently Rediscovered Baryonychine Teeth (Dinosauria: Theropoda): New Morphologic Data, Range Extension and Similarity to Ceratosaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (sup.
Asi, en la Peninsula IbErica, generos que han proporcionado restos se confinan en el Jurasico Superior de Portugal: Ceratosaurus (MATEUS & ANTUNES, 2000a), Torvosaurus (MATEUS & ANTUNES, 2000b), Lourinhanosaurus (MATEUS, 1998), Allosaurus (PEREZ MORNO et al., 1999) y Aviatyrannis (RAUHUT, 2003).
He created the dinosaur in his spare time from hundreds of pieces of recycled copper pipe and modelled on the North American Jurassic dinosaur Ceratosaurus.
This similarity is also supported by the presence of other taxa, as the theropods Ceratosaurus and Torvosaurus (Mateus et al., 2006) or the ornithischian Stegosaurus (Escaso et al., 2007) from others sites of the Lusitanian Basin.