Origin of allosaurusModL: see allo- and -saur
any of a genus (Allosaurus) of huge, carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
A very large allosaurid dinosaur of the genus Allosaurus of the late Jurassic Period, having a pair of bony bumps above the eyes. Also called allosaur .
Origin of allosaurusNew Latin genus name Greek allos other ( because the imperfectly preserved vertebrae of the first specimen to be described appeared to have an hourglass shape unlike those of other dinosaurs ); see allo- . Greek sauros lizard
From Ancient Greek ἄλλος (allos, “other, different”) + σαῦρος (sauros, “lizard”).
- In the case with this dinosaur, students will find that there are six distinct species of the Allosaurus.
- For example, the Allosaurus ferox is from the genus Allosaurus and the specific species is ferox.
- - Carnivorous dinosaur Allosaurus o f the U mal closely related to the Me alosaurus (Allosaurus) pper Jurassic period of North America, an anit type of England.