CERATOSAURUS

Pronounced

‘‘sir-AT-toe-SAWR-us”

 

Meaning

‘horned lizard’

 

Habitat

Semi-arid regions with an open floodplain, grasslands of forested riversides. Very much like the wide plains of Africa today.

Diet

Carnivorous with sharp cutting teeth in the same style as those of the much later and larger Tyrannosaurus rex.

TIME PERIOD

 Late Jurassic

(circa 150 million years ago)

Character

A biped, it moved on powerful hind legs, while its arms were reduced in size. Unlike most carnivorous dinosaurs, it had a row of bony armour, called osteoderms, along its back. Ceratosaurus is a much rarer fossil than its famous cousin, Allosaurus. In its habitat, they competed with other predatory dinosaurs like Allosaurus and Sauropods. Most scientists believe that Ceratosaurus stayed and hunted in packs, although some believe that they were simply scavengers.

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