†family Herrerasauridae Benedetto 1973 (herrerasaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Herrerasauridae

Full reference: J. L. Benedetto. 1973. Herrerasauridae, nueva familia de saurisquios triasicos [Herrerasauridae, new family of Triassic saurischians]. Ameghiniana 10(1):89-102

Parent taxon: Theropoda according to H.-D. Sues et al. 2011

See also Battail 1986, Benedetto 1973, Benton 1990, Bittencourt and Kellner 2004, Bonaparte 1978, Brinkman and Sues 1987, Carroll 1988, Ezcurra 2006, Galton 1977, Galton 1985, Galton 2000, Gauthier 1986, Gauthier and Padian 1985, Kischlat and Barbarena 1999, Langer 2004, Langer and Benton 2006, Long and Murry 1995, Martínez and Alcober 2009, Nesbitt et al. 2009, Novas 1989, Novas 1992, Novas 1992, Novas 1993, Novas 1994, Novas 1997, Novas 1997, Paul 1988, Rauhut 2003, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno et al. 1993, Sues 1990 and Yates 2005

Sister taxa: Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Anchisauripodidae, Archaeornithoididae, Asianopodus, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Brontopus, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Deinodontoidea, Dispersituberoolithus, Elongatoolithidae, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Fenestrosaurus, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Hispanosauropus, Iranosauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus, Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae, Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus dunkeri, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Ornithoides, 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, Subtiliolithidae, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Tuojiangpus, Unenlagiidae, Wakinosaurus, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Wupus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zhengichnus jinningensis

Subtaxa: Caseosaurus Chindesaurus Herrerasaurus Sanjuansaurus Staurikosaurus

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Type: Herrerasaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Argentina (12 collections), Brazil (1), United States (11: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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