Dubreuillosaurus (Dunreuil’s lizard)
Ronan Allain - 2005
Estimated 5-9 meters long
D. valesdunensis (type)
France - Caen Formation
Late Jurassic, 160 million years ago
Dubreuillosaurus, meaning “Dubreuil’s lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period, approximately 160 million years ago, in what is now France.
Dubreuillosaurus was a medium-sized predator, with a slender build and long, powerful hind legs that allowed it to move quickly and easily through its environment. It had sharp, curved teeth and strong jaws that were adapted for hunting and killing other dinosaurs.
The discovery of Dubreuillosaurus has provided important insights into the diversity of theropod dinosaurs during the Late Jurassic period in Europe. Its physical characteristics suggest that it was a swift and agile predator that may have hunted in packs or taken down larger prey.
Despite its importance, relatively few fossils of Dubreuillosaurus have been found, making it a relatively poorly known dinosaur. Nonetheless, it remains a fascinating and important species for scientists and dinosaur enthusiasts alike, offering important clues into the complex ecosystems and evolutionary processes of the Late Jurassic period in Europe.