megalosaurus(redirected from Megalosaurus bucklandii)
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Related to Megalosaurus bucklandii: Megalosauridae
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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|Noun||1.||megalosaurus - 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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