Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cetiosaurus, a genus of dinosaurian reptiles (q.v.), occurring in Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous rocks. It is referred by O. C. Marsh to the family Morosanridae, of the order Sauropodae, being herbivorous, and having its fore and hind limbs nearly equal, with solid limb-bones, five digits to each limb, and plantigrade feet furnished with claws. Its teeth were truncate and slightly serrate, like those of Iguanodon (q.v.). It seems to have been a marsh-loving or river-side animal, feeding upon the ferns, cycads or conifers, among which it lived, and reaching a height of not less than fifteen or twenty feet at the shoulder, with a length of sixty or seventy feet.