†family Abelisauridae Bonaparte and Novas 1985 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Abelisauridae

Full reference: J. F. Bonaparte and F. E. Novas. 1985. Abelisaurus comahuensis, n.g., n.sp., Carnosauria del Crétacico Tardio de Patagonia [Abelisaurus comahuensis, n.gen., n.sp., Carnosauria from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia]. Ameghiniana 21(2-4):259-265

Parent taxon: Abelisauroidea according to F. A. Gianechini et al. 2015

See also Agnolin and Chiarelli 2010, Bonaparte 1985, Bonaparte 1991, Bonaparte et al. 1990, Candeiro and Martinelli 2005, Carrano et al. 2002, Carrano et al. 2004, Carrano and Sampson 2008, Coria et al. 2002, Coria et al. 2006, Coria and Salgado 2000, Currie 1997, Currie and Zhao 1994, Ezcurra et al. 2010, Furtado et al. 2013, Hendrickx and Mateus 2014, Holtz 1994, Holtz 1995, Holtz 1998, Holtz 2000, Kellner and Campos 2002, Krause et al. 2007, Kurzanov 1989, Lamanna et al. 2002, Le Loeuff 1998, Longrich et al. 2017, Novas 1991, Novas 1992, Novas 1997, Novas et al. 2004, Novas et al. 2006, Rauhut 2003, Rowe et al. 1997, Ruiz et al. 2011, Sampson et al. 1998, Sampson and Witmer 2007, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno et al. 2004, Tykoski and Rowe 2004, Wilson et al. 2003 and Yates 2005

Sister taxa: Abelisauria, Eoabelisaurus, Noasauridae

Subtaxa: Brachyrostra Carnotaurinae Chenanisaurus Coeluroides Dryptosauroides Indosuchus Kryptops Lametasaurus Majungasaurinae Megalosaurus chubutensis Ornithomimoides Rugops Tarascosaurus Xenotarsosaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

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