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Metriacanthosauridae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Metriacanthosauridae

Taxonomy
Metriacanthosauridae was named by Carrano et al. (2012) [Name assigned to Paul (1988), elevated to family rank in this paper.].

It was assigned to Allosauroidea by Carrano et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1994Sinraptoridae Currie and Zhao p. 2038
1994Sinraptoridae Sereno et al. p. 268 fig. 3
1996Sinraptoridae Holtz, Jr. p. 42A
1996Sinraptoridae Hutt et al. p. 642
1996Sinraptoridae Sereno et al. p. 989 fig. 4
1997Sinraptoridae Currie p. 733
1997Sinraptoridae Hutchinson and Padian p. 96
1997Sinraptoridae Padian and Hutchinson p. 6
1997Sinraptoridae Sereno p. 456
1998Sinraptoridae Sereno p. 64
2000Sinraptoridae Currie and Carpenter p. 236 fig. 15
2000Sinraptoridae Holtz, Jr. p. 21 fig. 5
2003Sinraptoridae Rauhut p. 147
2004Sinraptoridae Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 74
2006Sinraptoridae Coria and Currie p. 108 fig. 35
2009Sinraptoridae Benson and Barrett p. 139
2012Metriacanthosauridae Carrano et al. p. 248 fig. 7

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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()
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
familyMetriacanthosauridae
familyMetriacanthosauridae

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
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Maximum body mass: 3000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 300 kgg
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2004-12-14 12:50:08
Modified: 2004-12-14 14:50:08
Source: g = genus, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Bajocian to the top of the Early/Lower Cenomanian or 170.30000 to 93.50000 Ma

Collections (20 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Jurassic174.1 - 163.5China (Yunnan) Theropoda indet. (70438)
Middle Jurassic174.1 - 163.5China (Sichuan) Xuanhanosaurus qilixiaensis (28232)
Bajocian - Callovian170.3 - 163.5China (Sichuan) Szechuanosaurus zigongensis (24883)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3China (Xinjiang) Sinraptor dongi (45192) Sinraptoridae indet. (83957)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3China (Sichuan) Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis (89156) Yangchuanosaurus magnus (60065)
Oxfordian - Early/Lower Kimmeridgian163.5 - 150.8China (Sichuan) Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis (49790)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0China (Sichuan) Yangchuanosaurus sp. (58977)
Early/Lower Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7United Kingdom (England) Megalosaurus sp. (52556)
Tithonian - Berriasian152.1 - 139.8Thailand (Mukdahan) Sinraptoridae indet. (78978)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Portugal Megalosaurus superbus (73351)
Barremian - Aptian129.4 - 113.0Thailand (Khon Kaen) Theropoda indet. (36160)
Albian113.0 - 100.5France (Champagne-Ardenne) Megalosaurus superbus (55336)
Albian113.0 - 100.5France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) Cionodon sp. (55337)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0France (Champagne-Ardenne) Megalosaurus bucklandi (55335)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0France (Lorraine) Megalosaurus bucklandi (53950)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt (Matruh) Erectopus sauvagei (25127 51750)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt (Al Jizah) Erectopus sauvagei (51746)