Clade Tetanurae Gauthier 1986 (tetanuran theropod)

Reptilia - Theropoda

Full reference: J. A. Gauthier. 1986. Saurischian monophyly and the origin of birds. The Origin of Birds and the Evolution of Flight, K. Padian (ed.), Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 8:1-55

Parent taxon: Theropoda according to A. Sharma et al. 2023

See also Allain et al. 2012, Apesteguia et al. 2016, Benton 1990, Bittencourt and Langer 2011, Carrano et al. 2012, Chatterjee 1993, Chokchaloemwong et al. 2019, Chure and Loewen 2020, Currie 1997, Ezcurra 2006, Ezcurra and Cuny 2007, Ezcurra and Novas 2007, Gauthier 1986, Gay 2010, Hendrickx and Mateus 2014, Holtz 1994, Holtz 1995, Holtz 1998, Holtz 2000, Holtz and Padian 1995, Hutchinson and Padian 1997, Hutchinson and Padian 1997, Hutt et al. 1996, Novas 1992, Osmolska 1990, PĂ©rez-Moreno et al. 1994, Porfiri et al. 2018, Rauhut 2003, Rauhut and Pol 2017, Sampson et al. 1998, Sereno 1995, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Xu and Qin 2017 and Yates 2005

Sister taxa: Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Altispinax, Anchisauripodidae, Archaeornithoididae, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Chindesaurus, Coeluroidae, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Dilophosaurus, Dispersituberoolithus, Elaphrosaurus iguidiensis, Elongatoolithidae, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Erythrovenator, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Eutynichnium, Fenestrosaurus, Filichnites, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae, Gypsichnites, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Herrerasauridae, Himeoolithus, Hispanosauropus, Hunanpus, Iberosauripus, Iranosauripus, Irenesauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus, Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae, Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Moraesichnium, Neotheropoda, Nipponoolithus, Oblongoolithidae, Orcauichnites, Ordexallopus, Ornithoides, Ornithopodichnites, Ostafrikasaurus, Ostendichnus, Ovoraptor, Ozraptor, Paleotheropoda, Parachirotheriidae, Paracorpulentapus, Paragrallator, Picunichnus, Plectropus, Poekilopleuron schmidti, Protoavis, Prototrisauropodiscus, Reticuloolithus, Salfitichnus, Sarmientichnus, Saurocephalus monasterii, Sauropodidae, Segisauridae, Selenichnidae, Selenichnus, Shuangbaisaurus, Siamopodus, Sigilmassasauridae, Sinosaurus, Spinosauria, Stillatuberoolithus, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Unenlagiidae, Vitakrisauria, Wakinosaurus, Wakinyantanka, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Xiangxipus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zanclodontoidae, Zhengichnus, Zhengichnus jinningensis

Subtaxa: Allosaurus medius Allosaurus tendagurensis Avetheropoda Becklespinax Caudocoelus Chienkosaurus Chuandongocoelurus Coelurosauria Creosaurus potens Cruxicheiros Cryolophosaurus Dandakosaurus Eustreptospondylidae Gasosaurus Inosaurus Kaijiangosaurus Kayentavenator Megalosauroidea Megalosaurus pannoniensis Neotetanurae Orionides Pandoravenator Phaedrolosaurus Prodeinodon Sinocoelurus Spinosauroidea Streptospondylus cuvieri Teinurosaurus Torvosauroidea Vectaerovenator Yunyangosaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

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