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Related to carnosaur: Carnosauria


Any of various large carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the group Carnosauria of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, characterized by a large head and teeth and a stiff tail, and including allosaurus and giganotosaurus.

[From New Latin Carnosauria, taxon name : Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see (s)ker- in Indo-European roots + Greek sauros, lizard.]


any of various large carnivorous bipedal dinosaurs of the group Carnosauria, including the allosaurs
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Noun1.carnosaur - large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having huge claws
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
Carnosaura, suborder Carnosaura - largest carnivorous land animals ever known
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There is a stone record of the only dinosaur stampede in the world with the tracks of around 3,000 small dinos fleeing a carnosaur.
CARNOSAUR CRIMES, the sequel to the pleasant MESOZOIC MURDER, is a fine amateur sleuth tale with plenty of police procedural elements to make for a wonderful investigative tale.
For example, in the early nineties he would rake in a modest success with Carnosaur, a direct rip-off of Spielberg's blockbuster hit Jurassic Park.
After a wonderful opening (the trailer basically) in which a dino egg survives an attack by a ravenous carnosaur and winds up being deposited amid an island community of lemurs, to be raised as part of the tribe (stop me if you recognise any Tarzan echoes here), the world as they know it gets destroyed in a cataclysmic (and impressively created) meteor shower.