Yangchuanosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period, around 160 to 155 million years ago. It belongs to the group of dinosaurs known as megalosaurids, which were large, carnivorous predators. Yangchuanosaurus is one of the most well-known theropod dinosaurs from Asia.

angchuanosaurus was first discovered in China in the 1970s. The name “Yangchuanosaurus” is derived from “Yangchuan,” the area where the first fossils were found, and the Greek word “sauros,” meaning lizard.

Yangchuanosaurus was a formidable predator, estimated to be around 20 to 26 feet (6 to 8 meters) in length and weighing several hundred kilograms. It had a large head with sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and clawed hands. Its hind limbs were well-developed, suggesting it was a swift and agile hunter.

Yangchuanosaurus is classified within the megalosaurid group of theropods, which includes other predators like Torvosaurus and Megalosaurus. These dinosaurs were characterized by their large size, bipedal stance, and carnivorous habits.

How to unlock Yangchuanosaurus in Jurassic World Epic Evolution Collection?

Open up your Jurassic World Facts app, press the Scan button and point it towards the DNA code here:

Jurassic World Dominion Massive Action Yangchuanosaurus Dinosaur Figure with Attack Movement DNA Scan Code


Name Meaning





Yangchuan Lizard

Carnivorous 🥩

2.5-3 meters

10.8 meters (35.4 feet)

3 1/2 tons
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