Diet: Carnivore (Meat-Eater)
Name Means: "Well Reversed Spine"
Length: 25 - 30 feet (7 - 9 m)
Height: 10 - 14 feet (3 - 4.5 m)
Weight: 1 - 2 tons(900 - 1,800 kilos)
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Northern Europe
This was a curious carnivore (meat-eater) from the
Jurassic Period. The only fossils of it that
scientists have to study are those of a teenage
version of the dinosaur. It is one of those
dinosaurs that there is just enough of the fossil to
get a pretty good idea of what it looked like, but
enough is missing to keep the experts guessing as to
its exact look.
It is possible that it is related to the Allosaurus
or Megalosaurus because it had similar
characteristics, but it currently still occupies its own genus. The original
specimens, described in 1841 by Richard Owen, have been lost so there is nothing
with which to compare it. Specimens found in northern France are also possibly
members of the genus, but have yet to be positively identified. The type
specimen was a sub-adult and as such further hinders the classification efforts.