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Europe Fossils

Metriacanthosaurus

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Meaning:              “moderately spined lizard”

Pronunciation:    Metri-A -Can –Tho – Saw – Rus

Period:                  Middle Jurassic, 160 – 154 million years ago

Main Group:       Therapod

Length:                 3.5 meters tall (12 feet); 8 meters long (26 feet)

Weight:                 2 tons

Diet:                       Carnivore (meat-eater)

Fossils:                  England

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