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Sauroniops

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2013Sauroniops Cau et al. figs. 1A-F, 2A-B
2018Sauroniops Candeiro et al. p. 3

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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
familyCarcharodontosauridae
genusSauroniops

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
A. Cau et al. 2013Large-bodied basal carcharodontosaurid dinosaur with the following unique combination of features (autapomorphies marked by asterisk): (1) dorsoventrally thickened frontal (with the depth of the body ranging between 28%, along themedial suture, and 38%, at the level of the anteromedial margin of the supratemporal fossa, of bone length); (2) nasal processes of the frontal with a transversely convex dorsal surface and completely separated medially by the posteromedial processes of nasal extended along 40% of the frontal length and reaching the frontal body; (3) thick domelike eminence in the anterolateral corner of the dorsal surface of
the frontal at the level of the prefrontalelacrimal articulations*; (4) anterolateral margin of the lateral surface of the frontal with a narrow vertical lamina separating the prefrontal facet from an elliptical fossa in the lacrimal facet*; (5) prefrontal facet of the frontal trapezoidal, barely visible in ventral view, mostly restricted to the anterodorsal margin of the lateral surface of the bone, and not participating in the orbital fossa*; (6) frontal with interdigitate suture for prefrontal restricted to the anteroventral corner of the facet, formed by a low shelf running along the posterolateralmargin of thenasal process and a small finger-like projection*; (7) hypertrophied, ‘D-shaped’ lacrimal facet of the frontal bordering thewhole posterolateral exposure of the prefrontal facet and with maximum depth that is four times the depth of the anterior half of the postorbital facet*; (8) dorsal surface of the frontal anterior to the anteromedial margin of supratemporal fossa raised and facing anterodorsally, describing with the dorsal dome a posteromediallyeanterolaterally directed saddle-shaped concavity, and confluent with a series of low rounded rugosities placed posteriorly to the nasal facet*.
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
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: o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Marsh 1875

Age range: Cenomanian or 100.50000 to 93.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Morocco (Meknès-Tafilalet) Carcharodontosauridae indet. (135639)