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Merosaurus newmani
Temporal range: Early Jurassic
The knee-joint and a claw
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Genus: Merosaurus
Welles, Powell and Pickering vide Pickering, 1995
Species: M. newmani
Binomial name
Merosaurus newmani
Welles, Powell and Pickering vide Pickering, 1995

"Merosaurus" is the informal name given to an as yet undescribed genus of dinosaur from the Early Jurassic (Sinemurian stage, around 190 million years ago).


It was a tetanuran theropod which lived in what is now England. The type species, "Merosaurus newmani", was coined by paleontologists Samuel Welles, H.P. Powell, and A. Pickering in 1995, and is based solely on some leg bones (a knee joint) once thought to belong to Scelidosaurus.[1]


  1. ^ Mortimer, M (2004) "The Theropod Database". University of Washington. Retrieved 2007-07-04.

Pickering, S., 1995. "Jurassic Park: Unauthorized Jewish Fractals in Philopatry," A Fractal Scaling in Dinosaurology Project, 2nd revised printing, Capitola, California: 478 pp.

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