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Dubreuillosaurus

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Dubreuillosaurus (Nobu Tamura)

Name:

Dubreuillosaurus (Greek for "Dubreuill's lizard"); pronounced doo-BRAIL-oh-SORE-us

Habitat:

Woodlands of western Europe

Historical Period:

Middle Jurassic (170 million years ago)

Size and Weight:

About 25 feet long and 2 tons

Diet:

Meat

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Long, low-slung skull

About Dubreuillosaurus:

Not the most easily spelled (or pronounced) dinosaur, Dubreuillosaurus was only "diagnosed" in 2005 on the basis of a partial skeleton (it was originally thought to have been a species of the obscure predator Poekilopleuron). Now classified as a megalosaur, a type of large theropod closely related to Megalosaurus, Dubreuillosaurus was characterized by its unusually long skull, which was three times as long as it was thick.
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