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Fact File: Allosaurus

Allosaurus on two legs, eating a smaller creature in a sandy landscape with palm trees.

Name: Allosaurus

Meaning: Different Lizard

How to say it: All-oh-SAW-rus

Where found: North America and Australia

Length: 12 metres

Height: 4.6 metres

Weight: 1-2 tonnes

How it walked: Walked on two legs

Teeth: long, sharp, serrated teeth

Type of feeder: Carnivore (meat eater)

Food: Sauropods

Period: Late Jurassic to early Cretaceous

When it lived: 150-145 million years ago

Type of hip: Lizard-hipped

Other info: Largest carnosaur around at this period

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