Torvosaurus tanneri

  • Pronounced:  Tore - voe - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Savage Lizard"

  • Length:  40 feet (12 m)

  • Height:  14 feet (4.5 m)

  • Weight:  3 tons (2,700 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Jurassic - 150 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Western United States

Torvosaurus was one of the largest, most ferocious meat-eating dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth. Its fossil bones show that it was not only big, but that it was also very strong. It appeared right after Allosaurus  became extinct and would have been the top predator of its time.

Torvosaurus has had several different classifications within the theropod family. It is often compared to Allosaurus  but it was much bigger and appears to have been more closely related to the European megalosaurs. Similarities between Torvosaurus and Ceratosaurus  have also been noted in studies of the fossils.

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