Torvosaurus (Tanner was the Peesident Tanner of the residency of the LDS church. He got mileage out of flattering the big shots in Salt Lake - something he badly needed since he dealt in the devil’s doctrine of ‘evolution’. Shudder. Penance do you suppose?)
Galton & Jensen,1979
Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae ?Carnosauria
Torvosaurus > T.tanneri
T. comprises a humerus,radius and ulna, although more material is referred, including much of the facial skeleton and vetebral column as well as the pelvis, tibia, fibula, tarsus and metatarsus (Jensen,1985).
T.tanneri has characters unexpected in a Late Jurassic theropod. The lacrimal is slender, especially the dorsal ramus, with only a small horn core. The antebrachial elements are relatively short, about half the length of the humerus, and massive in apperance
DESCRIBER Galton & Jensen,1979
TIME Jurassic Late
CLASSIFICATION Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae ?Carnosauria
FOSSILSITE Morrison Formation, Colorado, US
TYPE SPECIES TORVOSAURUS
LENGTH 10 meter
INFO [Cranial anatomy]
The following information is found at http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/Torvosaurus
Torvosaurus (TORE-vo-SORE-us) was a giant carnivorous dinosaur, similar in appearance to the Tyrannosaurus though it had larger arms, and a bulky body. It lived about 145 million years ago, in the late Jurassic period of North America, and perhaps Portugal. It reached 10 to 12 meters (33 to 40 feet) in length, and weighed from 2 to 5 tonnes (2 to 6 tons), which made it the largest carnivore of its time.
It was first discovered by James A. Jensen and Kenneth Stadtman in the rocks of the Morrison Formation at the Dry Mesa Quarry , Colorado in 1972. The genera and the type species T. tanneri were named and described in 1979 by Peter M. Galton and Jensen. The name Torvosaurus means "savage lizard" from the Latin torvus ("savage") and the Greek sauros ("lizard").
The holotype is represented by an upper arm bone (humerus) and lower arm bones (radius, ulna). Additional material includes some skull bones, back bones, hip bones, and hand bones.