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Temporal range: Jurassic period
~199–194 Ma
Skeletons of the known specimens of Sarcosaurus woodi
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Neotheropoda
Genus: Sarcosaurus
Andrews, 1921
Type species
Sarcosaurus woodi
Andrews, 1921

Sarcosaurus (meaning "flesh lizard") is a genus of basal theropod dinosaur. Sarcosaurus is one of the earliest known Jurassic theropods: it is one of only a few from this time.