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Dinosaurs: Eustreptospondylus

 

Eustreptospondylus (Well Curved Vertebrae)

Eustreptospondylus was a large meat-eating dinosaur that lived in Europe during the Jurassic period. The only fossils evidence of this dinosaur is that of a teenage version. There is just enough of the fossil to give Scientists a pretty good idea of what the dinosaur looked like, however there is enough it missing to keep the scientists guessing as to its exact look.

Eustreptospondylus walked on two powerful hind legs. Its arms were short and had three-fingered hands with sharp hooked claws. It was lightly built and probably grew up to 7m (23ft long)

Scientists believe that Eustreptospondylus was closely related to Allosaurus or Megalosaurus.

 

 

Eustreptospondylus

Eustreptospondylus size

Pronounced: yoo-STREP-toe-spon-DIE-lus



Name Means: "Well-Curved Vertebrae"
Length: 23 - 30 feet (7 - 9 m)
Height: 10 - 14 feet (3 - 4.5 m)
Weight: 1 - 2 tons(900 - 1,800 kg)
Diet: Carnivore (Meat)
Time: Jurassic
Habitat: Coastal Woodland
Fossils Found: Northern Europe

 

 

 

 

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