Megalosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Centro (Portugal), England (United Kingdom) and Metropolitan France (France).

Quick facts about Megalosaurus:

  • Existed from 208.5 million years ago to Santonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 59 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Megalosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Megalosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Zhao. 1985. [The Jurassic Reptilia]. In S.-e. Wang, Z. Cheng & N. Wang (eds.), [The Jurassic System of China. Stratigraphy of China, No. 11]
  • J. Platt. 1758. An Account of the fossile Thigh-bone of a large Animal, dug up at Stonesfield, near Woodstock, in Oxfordshire. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 50(68):524-527
  • J. Phillips. 1871. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames. Clarendon Press, Oxford