|Name Translation||Savage Lizard|
|Size||33 to possibly 40 feet (10 to 12 meters) long, 2 to 3.5 tons|
Torvosaurus was a large megalosaurid theropod from the late Jurassic Morrison Formation of 145 million years ago. It was one of the largest known Jurassic theropods, along with Allosaurus, Saurophaganax, Edmarka, and Megalosaurus. It grew to be between 30 and 36 feet (9 to 11 meters) long, weighed between 2 and 3.5 tons, and it was one of the largest carnivores to inhabit the Earth up until the Late Jurassic.
Torvosaurus was a huge theropod for its time, and probably fed on large sauropods l
ike Diplodocus and Dinheirosaurus and stegosaurs like Stegosaurus and Miragaia. It probably also preyed on the smaller carnivores from time to time as well. It lived in the Late Jurassic Period, and probably lived in swampy, jungle-like areas. It had long, muscular legs and mid-sized arms, good for gripping and holding onto prey. It also had a long, narrow skull, probably used to go in and repeatedly bite at larger herbivores.Torvosaurus grew larger in Europe than in North America, a Torvosaurus would grow up to 33 feet long and weigh up to 3 tons. In Portugal a Torvosaurus exceded 36 feet in length and weighed more than 3.5 tons. Unlike most other large theropods, Torvosaurus seemed to have thicker teeth, where others have thin, blade-like teeth, which may suggest it had a stronger bite force than most other theropods its size.
Popular CultureTorvosaurus was recently in a documentary called Dinosaur Revolution, where it fought over territory with a smaller, younger Allosaurus with a broken jaw, until it tried to attack a young, injure