megalosaur


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megalosaur

(ˈmɛɡələʊˌsɔː)
n
(Palaeontology) any very large Jurassic or Cretaceous bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, common in Europe: suborder Theropoda (theropods)
[C19: from New Latin megalosaurus, from megalo- + Greek sauros lizard]
ˌmegaloˈsaurian adj, n

meg•a•lo•saur

(ˈmɛg ə ləˌsɔr)

n.
any huge carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Megalosaurus, of the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
[1835–45; < New Latin Megalosaurus. See megalo-, -saur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megalosaur - gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europemegalosaur - 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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Sciurumimus-identified as a megalosaur,nota coelurosaur- is the first exception to this rule.
That strangeness was emphasized by remains of giant terrestrial vertebrate reptiles found in Secondary rocks, like Megalosaur and Iguanodon, along with sparse remnants of small mammalian forms.