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Megalosaurus is a genus of mid sized theropod from Europe. Although, fossilshave been reported in every continent except Antarctica, the only valid fossils come from England. It was similar to the larger Allosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus.


Megalosaurus was not large but was around the same size as Ceratosaurus. It may have been 20 ft, and close to 1 t. It may have been related to Torvosaurus, and Spinosaurus.


Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur described. It was named in 1825. Although, Rutellum was named before it, it is not considered a part of biological nomenclature.