Ceratosaurus nasicornis Marsh 1884 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Alternative combinations: Ceratosaurus nascomis, Megalosaurus nasicornis

Synonyms: Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus Madsen Jr. and Welles 2000, Ceratosaurus magnicornis Madsen Jr. and Welles 2000

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1884. Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs. Part VIII. The order Theropoda. The American Journal of Science, series 3 27:329-340

Belongs to Ceratosaurus according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

See also Anonymous 1977, Bakker et al. 1992, Bonaparte 1991, Boule 1891, Carpenter 1997, Carrano and Sampson 2008, Chure et al. 2006, Cope 1892, Foster and Chure 2000, Foster et al. 2016, Gaudry 1890, Gauthier 1986, Gilmore 1920, Hay 1902, Holtz 1998, Hone et al. 2011, Hunt and Lucas 2006, Janensch 1933, Jensen 1984, Knight 1899, Lambe 1903, Lambe 1904, Langer and Benton 2006, Lowe 1935, Madsen and Welles 2000, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1893, Marsh 1896, Martill et al. 2016, Mateus 2006, Mateus et al. 2006, McIntosh 1981, Molnar 1974, Molnar 1991, Molnar and Pledge 1980, Nopcsa 1915, Novas 1997, Osmolska 1981, Osmólska et al. 1972, Paul 1988, Paulina Carabajal and Canale 2010, Paulina Carabajal and Currie 2012, Rauhut 2003, Rauhut et al. 2010, Rauhut et al. 2018, Richmond and Stadtman 1996, Rowe 1989, Rowe and Gauthier 1990, Rowe et al. 1997, Ruiz et al. 2011, Sampson and Witmer 2007, Smith 2007, Soto and Perea 2008, Steel 1970, Stromer 1915, Stromer 1934, Swinton 1934, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Tornier 1913, Tykoski and Rowe 2004, Vetter 1884, Vickaryous and Ryan 1997, von Zittel 1911, Walcott 1900, Welles 1984, Woodward 1885, Woodward 1898, Yates 2003, Yates 2005 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Ceratosaurus nasicornis: USNM 4735, a skeleton. Its type locality is Felch Quarry 1, Garden Park (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone/claystone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus: UMNH VP 5278, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, which is in a Kimmeridgian pond mudstone/lime mudstone in the Morrison Formation of Utah.
  • Ceratosaurus magnicornis: MWC 1.1, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton). Its type locality is Eriksen Ceratosaurus, FPA, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian crevasse splay sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Portugal (1 collection), United States (2: Colorado, Utah)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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