Name Translation: Big Lizard
Period: Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous
Location: England, France
Diet: Carnivorous - Meat
Megalosaurus (Buckland, 1824) was a medium-sized Theropod dinosaur of the megalosaur family and was the first dinosaur skeleton ever discovered. It was discovered by William Buckland in the 1820s, and recognized as a huge reptile. However, Richard Plot wrote a scientific paper on the bottom of this dinosaur's femur, which he called "Scrotum humanum", in 1627, nearly two centuries before.