Definition of carnosaur in English:


Line breaks: carno|saur
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːnəsɔː


A large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur, typically one with greatly reduced forelimbs.
  • Infraorder Carnosauria, suborder Theropoda, order Saurischia; includes tyrannosaurus, allosaurus, and megalosaurus
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  • Allosaurus, predecessor to the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the dominant ‘carnosaur’ - carnivorous dinosaur - of the mid-Jurassic age, has been well known to palaeontologists for decades.
  • The large carnosaurs and tyrannosaurs also appear to have shorter teeth than would be expected for a mammalian carnivore of their body size.
  • Many carnosaurs have fairly good-sized forelimbs, unlike the Tyrannosauridae.


1930s: from modern Latin, from Latin caro, carn- 'flesh' + Greek sauros 'lizard'.

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