Temporal range: Middle Jurassic 167 mya
|Mounted skeleton, New Walk Museum|
Cetiosaurus is a sauropod dinosaur whose remains were found in Oxfordshire. It was a herbivore.
Cetiosaurus was discovered in 1842. It was the first sauropod from which bones were described, and is the most complete sauropod found in England. 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.
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- ↑ "Cetiosauriscus - Natural History Museum". www.nhm.ac.uk.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.