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Definition of the noun allosaurus
What does allosaurus mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: allosauruses
- late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur; similar to but somewhat smaller than tyrannosaurus
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of allosaurus: allosaur
- more generic terms: bird-footed dinosaur / theropod / theropod dinosaur = any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs
- member of: genus Allosaurus / genus Antrodemus = carnivorous dinosaur of North America
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by P. Walker
The ALLOSAURUS is a six metre long hunter with huge jaws and strong teeth 1 5 centimetres long. It walks on its hind legs and moves quickly. With large claw-like front legs, the allosaurus is a feared hunter. Its heavy tail is used for balance ...
by Helene Hovanec, Kate Ritchey, Dave Clegg
Allosaurus is the best-understood theropod, because so many of its fossils have been found. f In one Utah quarry, paleontologists excavated the remains of at least 44 different Allosauri. 1 Allosaurus means "different lizard." When it was ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
Allosaurus was a fierce dinosaur that roamed Earth before the similar but more well-known Tyrannosaurus rex appeared. The name Allosaurus means “other lizard.” Allosaurus is a member of the group of dinosaurs known as theropods.
by Katy Gleit
Tyrannosaurus Rex Allosaurus is a large theropod dinosaur that lived155to150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. The name Allosaurus means " different lizard". The Apatosaurus isalso well known as theBrontosaurus.
by James A. Athanasou
A The Allosaurus is a carnivore. 5. D Brachiosaurus is listed as the largest dinosaur. This is mentioned in the fifth sentence in the first paragraph where an enormous species that inhabited the region is described. 6. B The smallest dinosaur is ...
RuneQuest Monsters (2007)
by Richard Ford, Greg Lynch
An allosaurus is a large carnivorous dinosaur, reaching 10 metres in length and standing over three metres tall. Allosaurs are bipedal, with large heads, long tails for balance and thick hides capable of easily turning aside a sword blow.
by Enrique Fiesta, John Davidson
The name Allosaurus is a combination of Greek words which means “Strange Reptile.” The Allosaurus was a bipedal dinosaur with a large skull and a long tail. Bipedal means that it walked on two legs-humans are bipedal. The skull of the ...
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart (2012)
Book 1: the Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
The name allosaurus means different lizard. It's pronounced alosaw rus. A typical allosaurus was ten feet high, thirtytwo feet long, and weighed two tons. The dinosaurs died out about sixtyfive million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous ...
Princeton Alumni Weekly (1977)
The allosaurus is the centerpiece of the Natural History Museum today The museum as it appeared in Nassau Hall a century. nnw H Simpson 66 O 1 sented with such a choice: conSELDOM has the university been prestruction of a new, badly ...
Paleoecological Analysis of the Vertebrate Fauna of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Rocky Mountain Region, U.S.A. (2003)
Bulletin 23 by John R. Foster
Allosauridae Allosaurus fragilis Allosaurus is the most common theropod genus found in the Morrison Formation. A fragilis was briefly described by Marsh (1877b ) from Garden Park, Colorado, and has been stated as including A. lucaris and ...
The Academy and Literature (1878)
Allosaurus is the name proposed for another genus, which is ...
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ALLOSAURUS Prelutsky, Jack Poet 1940– Allosaurus likes to bite, its teeth were sharp as sabers, it frequently, with great delight, made mincemeat of its neighbors. Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast Allosaurus Greenwillow Books. New York ...
Encyclopedia: Dinosaurs (2013)
by Daniel Coenn
Allosaurus was a large predator. Its skull was large and equipped with dozens of large, sharp teeth. It averaged 8.5 m in length, though fragmentary remains suggest it could have reached over 12 m. Its threefingered forelimbs were small, and ...
Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1997)
by Philip J. Currie, Kevin Padian
The genus Allosaurus has had a slightly confusing history.
by Elizabeth Owen, Eve Daintith
Allosaurus, which evolved in the Jurassic and was over 10 m long; and the most famous, the genus Tyrannosaurus from the Cretaceous, which included the largest ...
Junior Picture Encyclopedia (2005)
Allosaurus : The allosaurus was ...
by American Heritage Dictionary
by Christopher G. Morris
allosaurus. f . - . ...,. - .. aI-lo~sau-rusv [al-uhegggg-us] noun. Biology. a very large. meateatirlg dinosaur that lived in North America in prehistoric times. It is related to the tyrannosaur. This animal is also called an allosaur. al-lot [uh-lo_t] verb.
by M N Doja
Dinosaurs like Allosaurus, Seismosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Ornitholestes, and Diplodocus have been found at the Morrison foundation. mortality Trees that were merchantable and have died within a specified period of time. The term mortality ...
Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus) were the world's dominant carnivores, Jurassic Saurischia also included the largest terrestrial vertebrates, the herbivorous, ...
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The Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat, India, has been described as the second largest hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world. The Park was set up by the Geological Survey of India and is the only dinosaur museum in the country.
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- Ahi riding an Allosaurus
A crested gecko riding an Allosaurus.
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- Allosaurus Skull
Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 145 million years ago, in the late Jurassic period. The first remains that can definitely be ascribed to this genus were described in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. As one of the first well-known theropod dinosaurs, it has long attracted attention outside of paleontological circles, and has been a lead dinosaur in several films and documentaries.
Allosaurus was a large bipedal predator with a large skull, equipped with dozens of large, sharp teeth. It averaged 8.5 meters (30 ft) in length, though fragmentary remains suggest it could have reached over 12 meters (39 ft). Relative to the large and powerful hindlimbs, its three-fingered forelimbs were small, and the body was balanced by a long, heavy tail. It is classified as an allosaurid, a type of carnosaurian theropod dinosaur. The genus has a complicated taxonomy, and includes an uncertain number of valid species, the best known of which is A. fragilis. The bulk of Allosaurus remains have come from North America's Morrison Formation, with material also from Portugal and possibly Tanzania. It was known for over half of the 20th century as Antrodemus, but study of the copious remains from the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry brought the name Allosaurus back to prominence, and established it as one of the best-known dinosaurs.
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- Allosaurus Skeleton
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- Allosaurus Tracks
Allosaurus dinosaur tracks in Picket Wire Canyon in Comanche National Grassland, SE Colorado
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- Stegosaurus VS Allosaurus
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