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Neovenatoridae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Rapator Huene p. 70 figs. Pl. 3:13
1964Rapator Tatarinov p. 533
1988Rapator Carroll
1988Rapator Paul p. 306
2004Rapator Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 74
2010Neovenatoridae Benson et al. pp. 75-76
2012Neovenatoridae Carrano et al. p. 248 fig. 7
2014Neovenatoridae Hendrickx and Mateus
2016Neovenatoridae Csiki-Sava et al. p. 230

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
superfamilyAllosauroidea
familyNeovenatoridae
familyNeovenatoridae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. B. J. Benson et al. 2010Carcharodontosaurian theropods with the following: (1) middle–posterior dorsal vertebrae with small, flange-like lateral extensions of postzygapophyseal facets (Fig. 1b); (2) ventral longitudinal ridge in proximal caudal vertebrae (independently derived in Carcharodontosauridae); (3) scapula short and broad (length: minimum width ratio = 8.0–9.0; Fig. 1e) relative to other derived allosauroids; (4) iliac pre-acetabular fossa bounded dorsomedially by a prominent shelf (Fig. 1d; also present in tyrannosauroids); (5) femoral lateral condyle which projects further distally than medial condyle; (6) pneumatic ilium; and (7) anterolateral process of tibial lateral condyle curves ventrally as a pointed process (Fig. 1i). Additional potential synapomorphies of Neovenatoridae and included clades, mainly pertaining to elongate, raptorial forearms (missing data in Neovenator; e.g. Fig. 1e–h), are summarised in the “Electronic supplementary material”.