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
Any of various carnivorous dinosaurs of the genus Allosaurus of the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous Periods. Allosaurs were similar to but smaller than tyrannosaurs.
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.
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