Shaochilong Brusatte et al. 2009 (allosauroid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae

Full reference: S. L. Brusatte, R. B. J. Benson, D. J. Chure, X. Xu, C. Sullivan and D. W. E. Hone. 2009. The first definitive carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Asia and the delayed ascent of tyrannosaurids. Naturwissenschaften 96:1051-1058

Parent taxon: Carcharodontosauridae according to J. I. Canale et al. 2013

See also Brusatte et al. 2009, Carrano et al. 2012 and Csiki-Sava et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Acrocanthosaurus, Carcharodontosaurinae, Carcharodontosaurus, Concavenator, Eocarcharia, Giganotosaurus, Kelmayisaurus, Mapusaurus, Megalosaurus inexpectatus, Sauroniops, Taurovenator, Unquillosaurus, Veterupristisaurus

Subtaxa: Shaochilong maortuensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Maortu (Cretaceous of China)

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