Megalosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Catalonia (Spain), Rioja (Spain) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany).

Quick facts about Megalosaurus:

  • Existed from 145 million years ago to Cretaceous Period
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 35 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Megalosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Megalosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • S. J. Metcalf and R. J. Walker. 1994. A new Bathonian microvertebrate locality in the English Midlands. In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods, edited by N. C. Fraser and H.-D. Sues. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • H. G. Seeley. 1874. On the base of a large lacertian cranium from the Potton Sands, presumably dinosaurian. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:690-692
  • C. Van der Vyver. 1985. An ammonite fauna preserved in rock fragments dredged from Lyme Bay. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 106:168-169