Eubrontes giganteus Hitchcock 1836 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Eubrontidae

Alternative combinations: Brontozoum giganteum, Eubrontes (Grallator) giganteus, Grallator (Eubrontes) giganteus, Ornithichnites giganteus, Ornithoidichnites giganteus

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1836. Ornithichnology - description of the foot marks of birds, (Ornithichnites) on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts. The American Journal of Science and Arts 29(2):307-340

Belongs to Eubrontes according to A. R. C. Milner et al. 2009

See also Abbassi and Madanipour 2014, Baird 1957, Bessedik et al. 2008, Bock 1952, Buckland 1836, Deane 1861, Demathieu and Haubold 1974, Eriksen 1979, Fujita et al. 2008, Gadow 1897, Gadow 1901, Gallagher and Hanczaryk 2006, Gand et al. 2005, Gand et al. 2007, Gand et al. 2000, Gierlinski and Ahlberg 1994, Girard 1846, Haubold 1969, Haubold 1971, Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1836, Hitchcock 1837, Hitchcock 1837, Hitchcock 1841, Hitchcock 1843, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1847, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1858, Hitchcock 1865, Hitchcock 1871, Hitchcock 1889, Hitchcock 1898, Hunt and Lucas 2006, Hunt and Lucas 2006, Hunt and Lucas 2007, Klein and Haubold 2007, Kuhn 1963, Lockley 1986, Lockley et al. 2011, Lucas et al. 2006, Lull 1904, Lull 1915, Lull 1917, Lull 1924, Lull 1953, Lyman 1894, Mil├án and Gierlinski 2004, Miller 1879, Moreau et al. 2017, Niedźwiedzki 2011, Olsen 1981, Olsen and Galton 1984, Olsen et al. 1998, Owen 1843, Owen 1861, Pannell 1986, Pienkowski et al. 2015, Quenstedt 1882, Rainforth 2007, Romanovsky 1882, Salisbury et al. 2016, Sarjeant 1975, Thorpe 1929, Thulborn 2006, Warren 1854, Weems 1987, Weems 2003, Weems 2006, Weishampel 2006, Yang and Yang 1987 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Eubrontes (Brontozoum), Eubrontes (Grallator), Eubrontes (Ichnites), Eubrontes (Ornithichnites), Eubrontes cursorius, Eubrontes fieldi, Eubrontes glenrosensis, Eubrontes lyellii, Eubrontes monax, Eubrontes pareschequier, Eubrontes platypus, Eubrontes sillimani, Eubrontes tuberatus, Eubrontes veillonensis, Eubrontes xiyangensis, Eubrontes zigongensis, Grallator (Eubrontes) divaricatus, Otouphepus declivis, Anchisauripus (Otouphepus) minor, Brontozoum expansum, Brontozoum thianschanicum, Brontozoum isodactylum, Grallator angustidigitus, Grallator cuneatus, Grallator morijensis, Grallator leribeensis, Grallator formosus, Grallator sulcatus, Grallator tenuis, Grallator palustris, Grallator rapidus, Grallator graciosus, Grallator moshoeshoei, Grallator variabilis, Grallator olonensis, Grallator crassidigitus, Grallator sauclierensis, Grallator microiscus, Grallator wuhuangensis, Grallator maximus, Grallator (Grallator), Grallator limosus, Grallator yemiaoxiensis, Grallator minor, Grallator gracilis, Grallator lacunensis, Grallator matsiengensis, Grallator deambulator, Grallator emeiensis, Grallator mokanametsongensis, Grallator rectilineus, Grallator lescurei, Grallator limnosus, Grallator socialis, Grallator magnificus, Grallator princeps, Grallator andeolensis, Grallator minimus, Grallator digitigradus, Grallator damanei, Grallator ssatoi, Grallator molapoi, Grallator lambereshei, Grallator pingchuanensis, Agialopous wyomingensis, Prototrisauropus deambulator, Prototrisauropus gardonensis, Plastisauropus ingens, Platysauropus robustus, Fulicopus minor, Deuterotrisauropus deambulator, Gigandipus hei, Gigandipus minor, Gigandipus caudatus, Anchisauripus tuberosus, Anchisauripus poolei, Grallator (Anchisauripus) minusculus, Anchisauripus milfordensis, Grallator (Anchisauripus) hitchcocki, Anchisauripus thomasi, Anchisauripus australis, Anchisauripus gwyneddensis, Anchisauripus bibractensis, Anchisauripus (Grallator), Anchisauripus exsertus

Type specimen: AC 45/8, 45/1, a footprint. Its type locality is Ashael Lyman's, Northampton tracksite, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian lacustrine - small sandstone/mudstone in the Portland Formation of Massachusetts.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Jurassic of Canada (2: Nova Scotia collections), India (1), United States (25: Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia)

• Triassic to Jurassic of France (1)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Sweden (1), United States (6: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah)

Total: 37 collections including 38 occurrences

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