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meaning: "Monstrous lizard"
Named By: Gideon Mantell in 1850
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 132 Ma
Location: England - Lower Greensand Group, Wealden Group, and France
Size: Estimated about 16 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Various partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Sauropoda | Brachiosauridae |
Also known as: | Cetiosaurus conybeari |

Pelorosaurus ( pa-LORR-oh-SOR-as; meaning "monstrous lizard") is the generic name of a sauropod dinosaur. Pelorosaurus was one of the first sauropod names ever. Remains referred to Pelorosaurus date from the Early Cretaceous period, about 140-125 million years ago and have been found in England and Portugal.

Many species have been named in the genus but today these are largely seen as belonging to other genera. The first named species of Pelorosaurus, P. conybeari, is a junior synonym of Cetiosaurus brevis.

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