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Cetiosaurus



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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Sauropodomorpha
  Infraorder Sauropoda
  Family Cetiosauridae
  Subfamily Cetiosaurinae
  Genus Cetiosaurus
Cetiosaurus was a massive plant-eating (herbivorous) dinosaur that lived in the Jurassic period between about 181 and 169 million years ago. Fossils of the animal have been found in England (it was in fact the first Sauropod to be discovered in England), and Morocco.

The animal was named by Sir Richard Owen in 1841, the year before he coined the term "dinosauria". Owen choose the name "Cetiosaurus" which means "whale lizard", because he believed at the time that the animal was a marine creature, most likely a large crocodilian. In fact, it was not until 1869 (and then thanks to Thomas Huxley) that Cetiosaurus was recognized as a dinosaur.

Cetiosaurus was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and weighed in the region of 25 tons. It's neck/head as as long as its body, but the tail was much longer. It is also unusual in that unlike more advanced Sauropods (like Brachiosaurus), Cetiosaurus does not have hollow bones.


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Cetiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 181 to 169 million years ago

Cetiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 181 to 169 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Cetiosaurus:
  1. Cetiosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Cetiosaurus" means "whale lizard". This name was chosen by Sir Richard Owen in 1841, because he originally believed the creature to be a marine creature.

  3. Cetiosaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Cetiosaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Cetiosaurus was a Sauropod - a member of a group of related large quadrupedal herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur with long necks.

  5. Cetiosaurus lived between about 181 million years ago and 169 million years ago, during the Jurassic period.

  6. Cetiosaurus lived in Europe and Africa. Fossils have been found in England and Morocco.

  7. Cetiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  8. Cetiosaurus was about 59 feet (18 meters) long.

  9. Cetiosaurus weighed about 25 tons.




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Just a boy who likes Cetiosaurus: Cetiosaurus Awesome Beautiful Gifts Lined Notebook for, Boys, Girl toddles
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Cetiosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Middle Jurassic
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Rutland Dinosaur, Cetiosaurus
By Peter Crowther

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Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Sauropods and Other Sauropodomorphs
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The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton Legacy Library, 4834)
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