Megalosaurus was a Lizard hipped dinosaur. It was a
therapod and a teturan. Megalosaurus was a large
meat - eating dinosaur that lived in the Jurassic
period about 181-169 million years ago. Megalosaurus
was the first dinosaur fossil discovered in England
in 1616. It was also the first dinosaur in Europe
and given a scientific name by William Buckland in 1842.
The Megalosaurus was 9 feet( 30 metres) and weighed
about 1 ton. It had two strong legs. It was a Scavenger.
A Megalosaurus was a large Meat- eating predator.
It's jaws were packed with sharp , serrated teeth
which curved backwards into it's mouth. They
were ideal for cutting through meat. It's jaws
were very sharp. It's teeth were as big as a small
mammals whole jaw. The teeth were deep in
so it will be a struggle to take the teeth out.
We know that it lived lived 170 million years ago
at a time when the earths weather was mild.
The worlds plants were large and plentiful
as in a rain forest today. There were forest
trees such as Conifers,Cycads,Ginkgoes
,Ferns and Horsetails grew on the ground.
This scene would have been home to a Megalosaurus.
There are lot's of theories why dinosaurs died out but
the most popular theorie was that a meterorite hit
earth and a dust of cloud flew over the whole world
and it covered the sun and the dinosaurs could not adapt
to the weather so the died.
Description:A bipedal Carnivore
Name Means:Great Lizard
Period:Middle Jurassic( 70 Million years ago)
Length:9 Metres (30 feet)
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