megalosaurus

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Related to Megalosaurus bucklandii: Megalosauridae

meg·a·lo·saur·us

 (mĕg′ə-lə-sôr′əs)
n.
A large carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus of the Jurassic Period, having a large head and short forelimbs. Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur given a scientific name (1824).

[New Latin Megalosaurus, genus name : megalo- + Greek sauros, lizard.]

meg′a·lo·sau′ri·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.megalosaurus - gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europemegalosaurus - gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europe
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
genus Megalosaurus - type genus of the Megalosauridae
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That happened in 1822 with the first fossil of its kind, known as Megalosaurus bucklandii.
Scans of the Megalosaurus bucklandii , which is at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, found five teeth "that were growing deep within the jaw before the animal died - including the remains of old, worn teeth and also tiny newly growing teeth," the (http://www2.
2009a): An assessment of variability in theropod dinosaur remains from the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) of Stonesfield and New Park Quarry, UK and taxonomic implications for Megalosaurus bucklandii and Iliosuchus incognitos.