Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in the late
about 144 million years ago.
of the animal were first found in North America
(in Dry Mesa Quarry in
but subsequently have been found in
Torvosaurus is believed to have been the largest
Theropod dinosaur living in the
It was about 30 to 36 feet (9 to 11 meters) in length, about 8 feet (2.5 meters)
tall at the hips, and weighed at least 2 tons.
Scientists believe that Torvosaurus was fairly closely related to
the somewhat earlier dinosaur,
Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 144 million years ago
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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Torvosaurus:
- Torvosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.
- "Torvosaurus" means "savage lizard".
- Torvosaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Torvosaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
- Torvosaurus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Torvosaurus was not itself an ancestor of birds).
- Torvosaurus lived about 144 million years ago, during the Jurassic period.
- Torvosaurus lived in North America and Europe (fossils have been found in Portugal).
- Torvosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater).
- Torvosaurus was about 30 to 36 feet (9 to 11 meters) long, and about 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall at the hips.
- Torvosaurus weighed about 2 tons.
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