Dinosaurs: Antrodemus, probably an Allosaurus

Dinosaurs: Antrodemus, probably an Allosaurus


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Antrodemus file

Translation: "Heavily built
Also know as: Allosaurus
Description: Carnivore, bipedal
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Microorder: Carnosauria
Family: Allosauridae
Height: 5 meters
Length: 12 meters
Weight: 3,630 kg
Period: Jurassic late

Antrodemus is the name given by the American paleontologist Joseph Leidy in 1870, to a very incomplete fossil belonging to a dinosaur from the family Allosauridae, found in the Morrison Formation.

However, scientists agree almost entirely that the fossil belonged to the Allosaurus, although it is almost impossible to determine exactly its gender due to the scarce remains of the holotype found.

In fact, early books on dinosaurs classified Allosaurus as Antrodemus, being the name that was created first.

Currently, the Antrodemus is considered a "nomen dubium", The scientific nomenclature for something"doubtful”, Or, as is this case, impossible to classify.

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