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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic-Late Jurassic, 181–169 Ma
Cetiosaurus BW.jpg
Life restoration of C. oxoniensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Family: Cetiosauridae
Subfamily: Cetiosaurinae
Lydekker, 1888
Genus: Cetiosaurus
Owen, 1841
Type species
Cetiosaurus oxoniensis
Phillips, 1871
  • C. longus Owen, 1842
  • C. medius Owen, 1842
  • C. oxoniensis Phillips, 1871
  • C. mogrebiensis Lapparent, 1955

Cetiosaurus is a sauropod dinosaur whose remains were found in Oxfordshire. It was a herbivore.[1][2]

Cetiosaurus was discovered in 1842. It was the first sauropod from which bones were described, and is the most complete sauropod found in England.[3] The dinosaur was about 16 metres (52 ft) long and to have weighed roughly 11 tonnes (12 short tons). It is now known as Cetiosaurus oxoniensis.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cetiosauriscus - Natural History Museum". www.nhm.ac.uk.
  2. von Huene F. 1927. Sichtung der Grundlagen der jetzigen Kenntnis der Sauropoden [Sorting through the basis of the current knowledge of sauropods] (PDF). Eclogae Geologica Helveticae (in German). 20: 444–470.
  3. Charig A.J. 1980. A diplodocid sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous of England. In Jacobs, L.L. Aspects of Vertebrate History: Essays in Honor of Edwin Harris Colbert. Museum of Northern Arizona Press. pp. 231–244. ISBN 978-0-897-34053-3.