Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to
145 million years ago, in the late Jurassic period. A large bipedal
predator, it averaged 8.5 meters (28 ft) in length, possibly reaching
over 12 meters (39 ft). Relative to the large and powerful hindlimbs,
its three-fingered forelimbs were small; the body was balanced by a
long, heavy tail. Allosaurus was at the top of the food chain;
potential prey included ornithopods, stegosaurids, and sauropods. Some
paleontologists believe Allosaurus had cooperative social behavior and
hunted in packs, while others think they worked individually. It may
have attacked large prey by ambush, using its upper jaws like a
hatchet. As one of the first well-known theropod dinosaurs, it has long
attracted attention outside paleontological circles, and has been a
lead dinosaur in several films and documentaries.
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. To chat; to gossip; to make small talk or idle chatter.
2. To give unwanted advice or make unhelpful or idle comments
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