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Cetiosauriscus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 168–163Ma
Composite photograph showing Alfred Leeds standing next to the mounted arm and rear skeleton of Cetiosauriscus, from soon before 1905
Composite photo of the mounted holotype skeleton soon before display in 1905
Scientific classification
Genus:
Cetiosauriscus
Species:
stewarti

Cetiosauriscus is a sauropod dinosaur that lived between 166 and 164 million years ago during the Middle Jurassic in what is now England. The fossil was originally confused with Cetiosaurus, a similar sauropod.

Cetiosauriscus was discovered in May 1898 by clay workers south of Peterborough and east of the Great Northern Railway. Pits in this region expose the fossil-rich sedimentary rocks of the marine Oxford Clay, one of the classic geological formations of British palaeontology.

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