Ceratosaurus was a medium sized carnivore that lived at the same time as the larger Allosaurus, in the Late Jurassic period.

Ceratosaurus has been likened to a medieval dragon because of the horns on its head, a jagged crest right down its back, and teeth that appear too big for its mouth. It also had a deep muscular wiggly tail that would have been supple all the way to its tip.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: se-rat-owe-sore-uss
  • Means: Horned lizard
  • Size: 20 ft (6 m)
  • Where: Africa (Tanzania), North America (Colorado, Utah)
  • When: Late Jurassic
  • Diet: Carnivorous