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Megalosauripus

Reptilia - Eubrontidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Megalosauripus Lessertisseur
1958Bueckeburgichnus Kuhn p. 28 figs. Pl. XII:2
1963Bueckeburgichnus Kuhn p. 107
1971Bueckeburgichnus Haubold p. 79
1976Bueckeburgichnus Antunes p. 20
1985Turkmenosaurus Amanniyazov pp. 26-27
1991Shirkentosauropus Novikov
1993Karkushosauropus Novikov and Dzhalilov
2000Bueckeburgichnus Lockley p. 218
2017Megalosauripus Razzolini et al. p. 9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
familyEubrontidae
genusMegalosauripusLessertisseur 1955

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
M. G. Lockley 2000 (Bueckeburgichnus)Large tetradactyl theropod track with small hallux (digit I). Digit II wide and well-padded. Digit III parallel sided proximally but strongly tapering distally. Digit IV narrow with traces of discrete digital pads.
N. L. Razzolini et al. 2017large (length>40 cm to a maximum of 80 cm), elongate
(average length:width ratio 1:2), asymmetric tridactyl tracks; clear pad impressions that match the typical theropod phalangeal formula (2:3:4 corresponding to digits II, III and IV); sigmoidal impression of digit III; ungueal impression of digit I oriented posteriorly and medially; large impression of the metatarsal phalangeal pad of digits II and III and average divarication angle between digit II-III of 40 ̊,and between digits III-IV of 30 ̊. Trackway show irregular track morphology, with variable steps length and pace angulation; prominent inward rotation with respect to the trackway midline of the distal end of digit III.