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Megalosauroidea

superfamily of reptiles (fossil)

Megalosauroidea is a group of carnivorous theropod dinosaurs. They lived from the Middle Jurassic to the Late Cretaceous period. Members of the group include Spinosaurus, Megalosaurus, and Torvosaurus.

Megalosauroids
Temporal range:
Middle Jurassic - Late Cretaceous, 170-93 mya (Possible late Maastrichian record)
Torvosaurus tanneri Reconstruction.png
Restoration of Torvosaurus tanneri, a large Megalosauroid
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Megalosauroidea

Huxley, 1889
Type species
Megalosaurus bucklandii
Mantell, 1827
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Benson, R.B.J. (2010). "A description of Megalosaurus bucklandii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Bathonian of the UK and the relationships of Middle Jurassic theropods". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158 (4): 882–935. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00569.x. 
  2. Carrano, M. T.; Benson, R. B. J.; Sampson, S. D. (2012). "The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10 (2): 211–300. doi:10.1080/14772019.2011.630927.