†family Spinosauridae Stromer 1915 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Spinosauridae

Synonym: Irritatoridae Martill et al. 1996

Full reference: E. Stromer. 1915. Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wüsten Ägyptens. II. Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharîje-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 3. Das Original des Theropoden Spinosaurus aegyptiacus nov. gen., nov. spec. Abhandlungen der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse Abhandlung 28(3):1-31

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

See also Allain et al. 2012, Barsbold 1983, Bonaparte 1978, Bonaparte 1980, Carrano et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Colbert and Russell 1969, Dal Sasso et al. 2005, Holtz 1996, Holtz 2000, Holtz et al. 2004, Huene 1926, Huene 1927, Huene 1948, Kellner 1996, Kuhn 1946, Kurzanov 1989, Lull 1924, Maleev 1968, Martill et al. 1996, Medeiros 2006, Milner 1997, Nopcsa 1923, Paul 1988, Romer 1966, Roxo 1937, Sadleir et al. 2008, Sánchez-Hernández et al. 2007, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno et al. 1998, Sereno et al. 1996, Sereno et al. 1994, Steel 1970, Stromer 1915, Stromer 1934, Stromer 1934, Sues et al. 2002, Tatarinov 1964, Walker 1964 and Yates 2005

Sister taxa: Deinodontidae, Eutynichnium, Irenesauripus, Macropodosaurus, Megalosauria, Megalosauridae, Piatnitzkysauridae, Sciurumimus

Subtaxa: Baryonychinae Baryonyx Irritator Ostafrikasaurus Siamosaurus Sinopliosaurus fusuiensis Spinosaurinae Spinosaurus Suchomimus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (6), Cameroon (1), China (6), Egypt (4), Japan (2), Kenya (1), Laos (1), Libya (1), Morocco (18), Niger (4), Portugal (1), Spain (29), Thailand (10), Tunisia (4), the United Kingdom (7)

• Jurassic of France (1), Tanzania (1), United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 99 collections including 100 occurrences

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