Torvosaurus tanneri Galton and Jensen 1979 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Megalosauridae

Alternative combination: Megalosaurus tanneri

Synonym: Edmarka rex Bakker et al. 1992

Full reference: P. M. Galton and J. A. Jensen. 1979. A new large theropod dinosaur from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado. Brigham Young University Geology Studies 26(1):1-12

Belongs to Torvosaurus according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

See also Bakker et al. 1992, Britt and Naylor 1994, Carrano et al. 2012, Chure 2000, Chure et al. 2006, Foster and Chure 2000, Galton and Jensen 1979, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Holtz et al. 2004, Hone et al. 2011, Hunt and Lucas 2006, Langer and Benton 2006, Mateus 2006, Mateus and Milàn 2010, Mateus et al. 2006, McIntosh 1981, Miller et al. 1991, Molnar et al. 1996, Molnar et al. 1990, Paul 1988, Rauhut 2003, Sampson and Witmer 2007, Smith 1997 and Yates 2005

Sister taxon: Torvosaurus gurneyi

Type specimens:

  • Torvosaurus tanneri: BYU 2002. Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Edmarka rex: TATE 1002, 1005-6, a partial skull (jugal, dorsal ribs, scapulocoracoid). Its type locality is Nail Quarry, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian terrestrial claystone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (4: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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