(after the palaeontologist Bill Edmark).
Named By: Robert Bakker, Donald Kralis, James Siegwarth & James Fill - 1992.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae.
Species: E. rex (type).
Size: Roughly estimated around 11 meters long.
Known locations: USA, Wyoming - Morrison Formation.
Time period: Late Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Incomplete post cranial remains.
Although only known from incomplete remains, palaeontologists have been able to confirm one thing about this dinosaur; it was big. Estimated to be around eleven meters long, Edmarka even rivalled other potential giants such as Saurophaganax, though the future of Edmarka is far from certain. Since its naming, many palaeontologists have speculated that Edmarka may actually be based upon fossils that actually represent another genus of theropod dinosaur named Torvosaurus. Both of these theropods are speculated to have grown to large sizes, and if the theory that Edmarka is indeed made up of Torvosaurus remains, then the name Edmarka will become a synonym to Torvosaurus. This means that Edmarka will cease to exist, but will still appear in association to Torvosaurus so that future researchers can make sense of older texts that talk about a dinosaur named Edmarka.