Poekilopleuron Eudes-Deslongchamps 1837 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Megalosauridae

Alternative spellings: Megalosaurus (Poekilopleuron), Poecilopleuron, Poecilopleurum, Poicilopleuron, Poikelopleuron, Poikilopleuron

Full reference: J. A. Eudes-Deslongchamps. 1837. Mémoire sur le Poekilopleuron bucklandi, grande saurien fossile, intermédiare entre les crocodiles et les lézards, découvert dans les carrières de la Maladrerie, près Caen, au mois de juillet 1835 [Memoir on the Poekilopleuron bucklandi, a great fossil saurian, intermediate between crocodiles and lizards, discovered in the Maladrerie quarries, near Caen, in July 1835]. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne Normandie 6:1-114

Parent taxon: Afrovenatorinae according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

See also Allain and Chure 2002, Bakker et al. 1992, Bigot and Cardinet 1938, Carroll 1988, Cope 1869, d'Orbigny 1849, Eudes-Deslongchamps 1837, Fitzinger 1843, Hay 1902, Holtz et al. 2004, Huene 1909, Huene 1914, Huene 1923, Huxley 1870, Kurzanov 1989, Lydekker 1888, Mansel-Pleydell 1888, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Mateus 2006, Meyer 1845, Nopcsa 1928, Owen 1841, Owen 1842, Owen 1861, Owen 1876, Paul 1988, Piveteau 1923, Quenstedt 1852, Rauhut 2003, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Steel 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Vetter 1884, von Zittel 1911, Williston 1878, Woodward and Sherborn 1890 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Leshansaurus, Magnosaurus, Piveteausaurus

Subtaxa: Poecilopleuron minor Poekilopleuron bucklandii

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at La Maladrerie quarry, Caen (Jurassic of France)

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