Object of the Month - Allosaurus

 Zachary, a regular visitor to the Lapworth Museum tells us about his favourite object, the allosaurus.


Hi, I'm Zachary, and today I want to talk to you about the Allosaurus in Lapworth Museum.

The Allosaurus is a theropod and it can be recognized as that, by the shape of its skull, its teeth, its long tail, and its two legs. One of the distinct features of Allosaurus is its arms, which are long. In fact, they were long enough that they could dig their young out of their nests. The Allosaurus prayed on a variety of Sauropods, and other Jurassic, herbivorous dinosaurs, like Apatosaurus, Camptosaurus and Stegosaurus. It lived in the Jurassic period just before the Cretaceous.

If you come into the museum and look to the right-hand side of the Allosaurus, you'll find its middle toe has a huge swelling. And if you look up a bit to your right, one of its ribs has swollen from an injury.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this video, and it would inspire you to learn more about the allosaurus or make your Own. Bye.