Megalosaurus Buckland 1824 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Megalosauridae

Full reference: W. Buckland. 1824. Notice on the Megalosaurus or great Fossil Lizard of Stonesfield. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2 1:390-396

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

See also Allain and Chure 2002, Arldt 1909, Bakker et al. 1992, Bataller 1960, Baur 1891, Benson et al. 2008, Benson and Barrett 2009, Buscalioni and Sanz 1984, Carrano et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Chabli 1986, Cope 1866, Cope 1869, Cope 1887, Currie and Zhao 1994, d'Orbigny 1849, del Corro 1966, Delair 1960, Delair 1973, Depéret and Savornin 1925, Depéret and Savornin 1928, Dollo 1884, Dollo 1885, Fitzinger 1826, Fitzinger 1843, Gadow 1897, Galton 1977, Gao 1999, Gardiner 1982, Gervais 1853, Gervais 1859, Haeckel 1866, Haubold 1971, Hay 1902, Holtz 1994, Holtz 1995, Holtz 1996, Holtz 2000, Holtz et al. 2004, Huene 1909, Huene 1923, Huene 1926, Huene 1927, Huxley 1870, Joleaud 1922, Kurzanov 1989, Lambe 1905, Lennier 1870, Lull 1924, Lydekker 1883, Lydekker 1885, Lydekker 1887, Lydekker 1888, Mansel-Pleydell 1888, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, Mantell 1854, Marsh 1882, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Mateus 2006, Matthew and Brown 1922, Meyer 1845, Molnar 1980, Molnar et al. 1990, Nopcsa 1928, Owen 1842, Owen 1857, Owen 1861, Paul 1988, Piveteau 1923, Piveteau 1926, Quenstedt 1852, Quenstedt 1867, Rama Rao 1932, Rauhut et al. 2018, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Santafé et al. 1982, Sauvage 1882, Sauvage 1895, Sauvage 1896, Sauvage 1900, Sauvage 1914, Seeley 1881, Steel 1970, Stromer 1934, Stromer 1934, Swinton 1936, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Vetter 1884, Vila et al. 2011, von Zittel 1911, Waldman 1974, Walker 1964, Welles 1984, Williston 1905, Zhao 1983 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Afrovenator, Eustreptospondylus, Poekilopleuron, Torvosaurus

Subtaxa: Megalosaurus (Deinodon) Megalosaurus bucklandii Megalosaurus conybearei Megalosaurus dapukaensis Megalosaurus gracilis Megalosaurus tibetensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), France (4), Spain (12), the United Kingdom (5)

• Jurassic of China (2), France (7), Germany (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (23)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 59 collections including 60 occurrences

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