Meaning - Cetiosaurus means “whale-like lizard”
Length - 50-53 feet (15-16 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Middle Jurassic period, about 181-169 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED|
Cetiosaurus is known from partial skeletons.
Cetiosaurus was a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur with a tiny head and a bulky body; it walked on four legs. Cetiosaurus probably lived near the water. This dinosaur was originally thought to be a crocodile-like animal. It was called “whale-like lizard” because its back vertebrae had a coarse texture (like that of whales).
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