Coelophysis Cope 1889 (coelophysoid)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Synonyms: Megapnosaurus Ivie et al. 2001, Podokesaurus Talbot 1911, Rioarribasaurus Hunt and Lucas 1991 [objective synonym]

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1889. On a new genus of Triassic Dinosauria. The American Naturalist 23:626

Parent taxon: Coelophysoidea according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

See also Anderson and Cruickshank 1978, Battail 1986, Benton 1990, Bonaparte 1969, Bonaparte 1975, Brinkman and Sues 1987, Bristowe and Raath 2004, Carrano et al. 2005, Carrano and Sampson 2004, Carroll 1988, Case 1922, Chatterjee 1987, Colbert 1964, Colbert 1972, Cope 1889, Currie 1997, Ezcurra 2006, Ezcurra 2007, Ezcurra and Cuny 2007, Ezcurra and Novas 2007, Gauthier 1986, Hay 1902, Heckert et al. 1995, Holtz 2000, Huene 1902, Huene 1908, Huene 1909, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1915, Huene 1920, Huene 1921, Huene 1926, Hunt and Lucas 1991, Irmis 2004, Irmis 2005, Long and Murry 1995, Lull 1912, Lull 1915, Lull 1917, Lull 1924, Lull 1953, Nesbitt et al. 2007, Nopcsa 1928, Novas 1991, Novas 1992, Ostrom 1978, Ostrom 1981, Padian 1986, Parrish and Carpenter 1986, Paul 1988, Paul 1993, Raath 1977, Rauhut 2003, Rinehart et al. 2007, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Rowe 1989, Rowe and Gauthier 1990, Rowe et al. 1997, Russell 1984, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Simmons 1965, Smith and Merrill 2006, Spielmann et al. 2007, Steel 1970, Swinton 1970, Talbot 1911, Tatarinov 1964, Thulborn 1984, Thulborn 2006, Tykoski and Rowe 2004, von Zittel 1911, Weishampel 2006, Welles 1984 and Yates 2005

Sister taxa: Camposaurus, Coelophysidae, Dilophosaurus, Dracoraptor, Gojirasaurus, Lepidus, Liliensternus, Longosaurus, Lophostropheus, Podokesauridae, Procompsognathus, Sarcosaurus, Sarcosaurus andrewsi, Segisaurus, Syntarsus, Zupaysaurus

Subtaxa: Coelophysis bauri Coelophysis kayentakatae Coelophysis rhodesiensis Podokesaurus holyokensis

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Type: Coelurus bauri

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of South Africa (1 collection), United States (4: Arizona, Connecticut), Zimbabwe (4)

• Triassic of United States (22: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas), Zimbabwe (1)

Total: 32 collections including 35 occurrences

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