Torvosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe and North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and Shanxi (China).

Quick facts about Torvosaurus:

  • Existed from 163.5 million years ago to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 18 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Torvosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • W. J. Holland. 1910. Section of Paleontology. Thirteenth Annual Report of the Director for the Year Ending March 31, 1910
  • O. C. Marsh. 1879. Notice of new Jurassic reptiles. American Journal of Science and Arts 18:501-505
  • J. A. Jensen and J. H. Ostrom. 1977. A second Jurassic pterosaur from North America. Journal of Paleontology 51(4):867-870