Illustration of the Megalosaurus in its natural habitat during the Jurassic period. History News 

Unveiling the Mysteries of the Megalosaurus

Unveiling the Mysteries of the Megalosaurus: Celebrating 200 Years of Dinosaur Discovery and Paleontological Progress. In the late 1600s, large fossilized bones unearthed from the slate quarries of Oxfordshire, England, sparked curiosity and bafflement. With no known concepts of evolution or extinction at the time, experts wondered if these remains belonged to a Roman war elephant or a giant human. It wasn’t until 1824 that William Buckland, Oxford University’s first professor of geology, identified and named these remains as belonging to the first known dinosaur, which he called Megalosaurus, meaning…

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