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meaning: "Moderately spined lizard"
Named By: Alick Walker in 1964
Time Period: Middle Jurassic, 160 Ma
Location: England - Oxford Clay
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains, but comparison to similar theropod dinosaurs yields rough estimates of about 6 meters long for the holotype
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Allosauroidea | Sinraptoridae | Metriacanthosaurinae |
Also known as: | Megalosaurus parkeri | Altispinax parkeri |

Metriacanthosaurus (meaning "moderately-spined lizard") is a genus of metriacanthosaurid dinosaur from the upper Oxford Clay of England, dating to the mid-Jurassic Period, about 160 million years ago (lower Oxfordian).

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