Metriacanthosaurus was a large theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. Its fossil remains are very fragmentary, and little is known about it. Based on the few bones found, it has been classified as an allosaur related to Yangchuanosaurus.
In popular culture Edit
Metriacanthosaurus was one of the frozen embryos in the film Jurassci Park. However, the dinosaur itself was not seen during the film. It is possible that Metriacanthosaurus was simply a typing error, and did not refer to the actual dinosaur.