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Allosaurus was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic period. No other predatory dinosaur had ever grown so large and none would surpass it in size for fifty million years.

A fossil find in Utah has raised the possibility that Allosaurus was a pack hunter.

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Allosaurus ("different lizard")
Type Species: * A. fragilis (Marsh, 1877)
Length: up to 38 feet (12 meters)
Weight: 1-3 tons
Time: 150-145 million years ago (Late Jurassic)
Place: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
  S. Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Portugal
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)

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