Torvosaurus tanneri

FACTS

Torvosaurus is both Latin and Greek meaning “savage lizard”

It is one of the rarest theropods in the Morrison Formation

One of the largest carnivores of its time, the true terror of the Jurassic.


Torvosaurus tanneri is a species of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation of North America. It is known from the Carnegie Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument from a single bone, the humerus. This upper arm bone is more robust and straighter than its more common contemporary, Allosaurus. Torvosaurus was likely the largest theropod in the Morrison Formation.

Specimens of Allosaurus fragilis from the Carnegie Quarry:

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Britt, B.B. 1987. The major characters of Torvosaurus and a report of its occurrence at Dinosaur National Monument. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 7(supplement to no. 3): 12A.

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