Meaning - Torvosaurus means “savage lizard”
Carnivore (meat-eater); Torvosaurus ate large plant-eating dinosaurs like stegosaurs and sauropods.
Length - 33-40 ft (10-12 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Jurassic period, about 144 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, USA, North America.
Torvosaurus was found by Jim Jensen and Kenneth Stadtman in 1972, in the Dry Mesa quarry in western Colorado.
Torvosaurus walked on two powerful legs. It had strong, short arms; the forearms were about half the length of the upper arms. It had huge thumb claws and large, sharp teeth.
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