Stokesosaurus

Stokesosaurus clevelandi

  • Pronounced:  Stoke - so - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Stokes Lizard"

  • Length:  13 feet (4 m)

  • Height:  5 feet (2.5 m)

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Jurassic/Cretaceous - 150/145 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Northern North America

Stokesosaurus may have been the first member of the family that included T. rex. Very few bones of this dinosaur have been found and they don't seem to match up with the other meat-eating dinosaurs that lived at the same time and place. It lived with the much larger Allosaurus and would have had to compete with it for food.

Known only from a few bones, this dinosaur provides tantalizing clues to the possible evolution of the tyrannosaur lineage. Discovered in the famous Cleveland-Lloyd quarry, scientists hope to find more of this creature among the many thousands of fossils discovered this bone bed. Until the discovery of a braincase, it was thought that Stokesosaurus might have belonged to the ceratosaurs.



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