ceratosaurus


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Related to ceratosaurus: Spinosaurus
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Noun1.Ceratosaurus - primitive medium-sized theropodceratosaurus - primitive medium-sized theropod; swift-running bipedal carnivorous dinosaur having grasping hands with sharp claws and a short horn between the nostrils; Jurassic in North America
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
suborder Ceratosaura - primitive saurischian dinosaurs
coelophysis - one of the oldest known dinosaurs; late Triassic; cannibalistic
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He created the dinosaur in his spare time from hundreds of pieces of recycled copper pipe and modelled on the North American Jurassic dinosaur Ceratosaurus.
Prince Philip toured the ground floor where he paused under the skeleton of a Ceratosaurus - a giant carnivorous lizard with a distinctive horn on its nose.
Meanwhile, Prince Philip toured the ground floor where he paused at length under the skeleton of a Ceratosaurus - a giant carnivorous dinosaur.