Megalosauropus Colbert and Merrilees 1967 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Full reference: E. H. Colbert and D. Merrilees. 1967. Cretaceous dinosaur footprints from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 50(1):21-25

Parent taxon: Theropoda according to S. W. Salisbury et al. 2016

See also Antunes 1976, Colbert and Merrilees 1967, Haubold 1971, Long 1992 and Thulborn 2009

Sister taxa: Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Alvarezsauria, Anchisauripodidae, Archaeornithoididae, Asianopodus, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Chindesaurus, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Dispersituberoolithus, Elongatoolithidae, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Fenestrosaurus, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae, Gypsichnites, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Herrerasauridae, Hispanosauropus, Iranosauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus, Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae, Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus dunkeri, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Nipponoolithus, Oblongoolithidae, Orcauichnites, Ornithoides, Ornithopodichnites, Ovoraptor, Ozraptor, Paleotheropoda, Parachirotheriidae, Paracorpulentapus, Paragrallator, Picunichnus, Plectropus, Poekilopleuron schmidti, Protoavis, Reticuloolithus, Sarmientichnus, Saurocephalus monasterii, Sauropodidae, Segisauridae, Selenichnidae, Selenichnus, Shuangbaisaurus, Siamopodus, Sigilmassasauridae, Sinosaurus, Skartopus, Spinosauria, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Tuojiangpus, Unenlagiidae, Wakinosaurus, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zhengichnus jinningensis

Subtaxa: Megalosauropus brionensis Megalosauropus broomensis Megalosauropus titanopelobatidus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Australia (5 collections), Croatia (1), Portugal (1), United States (2: Texas, Virginia)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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