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

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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