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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.