A reconstruction of Allosaurus
|Scientific Name||Allosaurus fragilis|
|Lived||150-145 million years ago|
Allosaurus is a theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of North America. It is a famous Jurassic theropod.
Allosaurus grew to a maximum of nearly 10 meters long, making it the largest carnivore of its time. Its skull had two small crests on its head. It was an advanced theropod for its time. It had long, three-fingered grasping hands, with large, curved claws. It was quite fast, and its tail was used as a counterbalance to the massive head, which was about a metre long. The jaws were filled with razor-sharp teeth.
Allosaurus has starred in many movies and documentaries, including the documentary series Jurassic Fight Club, in which it had a prominent role and appeared in three episodes. It also appeared in the second episode of Walking with Dinosaurs, and almost killed the main 'protagonist', a female Diplodocus. A BBC special called the Ballad of Big Al starred an Allosaurus named Big Al as the main protagonist.