- Name Meaning: “Moderately-Spined Lizard”
- Habitat: England, Europe
- Length: 26 ft8m
- Weight: 1 ton2,000 kg
- Stance: Biped
- Diet: Carnivore
- Age: Mid-Jurassic
A fleet-footed carnosaur, Metriacanthosaurus is named for its distinctively spined vertebrae. It once stalked the ancient Jurassic plains, feeding on other dinosaurs.
Fossil imagery courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Did you know?
Metriacanthosaurus is a theropod, which is Greek for “beast foot.”