†family Megalosauridae Fitzinger 1843 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Megalosauridae

Alternative spelling: Megalosaurinidae

Synonyms: Bahariasauridae Huene 1948, Erectopodidae Huene 1932, Torvosauridae Jensen 1985

Full reference: L. Fitzinger. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus Primus. Amblyglossae. Apud Braumüller and Seidel Bibliopolas, Vienna 1-106

Parent taxon: Megalosauroidea according to O. W. M. Rauhut et al. 2016

See also Holtz et al. 2004, Huene 1948, Jensen 1985, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Kurzanov 1989, Maleev 1968, Mateus et al. 2006, Rauhut 1995, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno et al. 1998, Sereno et al. 1996, Sereno et al. 1994, Steel 1970 and Stromer 1934

Sister taxa: Deinodontidae, Eutynichnium, Irenesauripus, Megalosauria, Piatnitzkysauridae, Sciurumimus, Spinosauridae

Subtaxa: Afrovenator Eustreptospondylus Torvosaurus

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Type: Megalosaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1 collection), Belgium (1), Brazil (1), France (3), India (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), Portugal (1), Spain (13), the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: Montana)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), China (5), France (14), Germany (2), Kyrgyzstan (1), Niger (2), Poland (1), Portugal (10), Spain (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (27), United States (10: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 105 collections including 106 occurrences

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