Metriacanthosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France).

Quick facts about Metriacanthosaurus:

  • Existed from 161.2 million years ago to Kimmeridgian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Metriacanthosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Phillips. 1871. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames. Clarendon Press, Oxford