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Allosaurus, the family's type species

Allosauridae (name given by the american paleontologist Othniel Charls Marsh) is a family of bipedal theropod dinosaurs that lived in the late Jurassic period.

They were medium to large carnivorous dinosaurs, with large, crested skulls and three-fingered hands, and were the most successful predators of their time, being succeeded however by Carcharodontosaurids in the Southern Hemisphere and by Tyrannosaurids in the Northen Hemisphere in the late Cretaceous era.

Allosaurids remains have been found in North America, Africa and Asia.


The Allosauridae family includes a few genus, listed below: