Cetiosaurus

About Cetiosaurus


Discovered in 1809 and studied by Richard Owen, it was originally believed that Cetiosaurus was a whale. In fact, the name Cetiosaurus means “whale reptile.”

A few decades later, scientists began to discover and name other dinosaurs. After finding a complete skeleton in 1869, they realized that Cetiosaurus was not a whale but a saurpod from the Middle Jurassic Period.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
Cetiosaurus
How do I pronounce Cetiosaurus?
Set-ee-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Cetiosaurus mean?
Wale Reptile
How long was Cetiosaurus?
59.00 feet 18.00 meters
How heavy was Cetiosaurus?
40000.00 pounds 20000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Cetiosaurus assigned to?
Sauropoda
What did Cetiosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Cetiosaurus live?
175,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Cetiosaurus live?
Middle Jurassic
Where did Cetiosaurus live?
England, Europe