Magnosaurus (meaning 'large lizard') was a theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of England. The main species, Magnosaurus nethercombensis has poorly preserved remains. It has often been confused with or included in Megalosaurus.
|Skeletal diagram of the holotype specimen|
†M. nethercombensis (Huene, 1923 [originally Megalosaurus])
In 1923, German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene named Megalosaurus nethercombensis from a partial skeleton. It was found in the nineteenth century by W. Parker in Dorset. Fossils came from a possible juvenile individual. Huene interpreted it as a more primitive species of Megalosaurus.
- von Huene, F. (1923). Carnivorous Saurischia in Europe since the Triassic. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 34:449-458.