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Allosaurus fragilis
(Pronunciation: AL-oh-SORE-us fraj-ILL-iss)

Age: Late Jurassic (~150 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Many localities throughout the Colorado Plateau region of central, eastern, and southern Utah, including Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Emery County, and Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County.

Image: © 2009 Mark Hallett, Mark Hallett Paleoart
 


Ceratosaurus nasicornis
(Pronunciation: sir-AT-toe-SORE-us nay-si-CORN-iss)

Age: Late Jurassic (~150 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Emery County, and Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County.

Image: © Victor Leshyk
 


 

Falcarius utahensis
(Pronunciation: fal-CARE-ee-us YOU-tah-EN-siss)

Age: Early Cretaceous (~125 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: southeast of Green River in Grand County, Utah.

Image: © Victor Leshyk
 



Utahraptor ostrommaysorum
(Pronunciation: YOU-tah-WRAP-tore ah-STROM-ay-SORE-um)

Age: Early Cretaceous (~125 million years ago)

Where It's Found in Utah: Dalton Wells Quarry and Gaston Quarry, near Moab, Grand County, Utah.

Image: © Victor Leshyk