Edmarka

Name: Edmarka (after the palaeontologist Bill Edmark).
Phonetic: Ed-mar-ka.
Named By: Robert Bakker,‭ ‬Donald Kralis,‭ ‬James Siegwarth‭ & ‬James Fill‭ ‬-‭ ‬1992.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Megalosauridae,‭ ‬Megalosaurinae.
Species: E.‭ ‬rex‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.



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