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Allosauridae (allosaurid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Allosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Allosauridae Marsh
1879Allosauridae Marsh p. 89
1881Allosauridae Marsh
1933Allosauridae Huene p. 68
1934Antrodemidae Stromer
1934Allosauridae Stromer p. 80
1946Allosauridae Kuhn p. 65
1948Allosauridae Huene p. 90
1950Antrodemidae Stovall and Langston, Jr. p. 699
1959Allosauridae Huene p. 121
1966Allosauridae Kuhn p. 96
1969Allosauridae Colbert and Russell p. 45
1977Allosauridae Galton p. 230
1983Allosauridae Barsbold p. 95
1984Allosauridae Russell p. 28
1984Allosauridae Thulborn p. 133
1986Allosauridae Bakker p. 460
1986Allosauridae Bonaparte
1988Allosauridae Carroll
1988Allosauridae Paul p. 302
1989Allosauridae Kurzanov p. 4
1990Allosauridae Bonaparte et al. p. 40
1990Allosauridae Molnar et al. p. 189
1992Allosauridae Dong p. 164
1994Allosauridae Currie and Zhao p. 2038
1994Allosauridae Holtz, Jr.
1994Allosauridae Sereno et al. p. 268 fig. 3
1996Allosauridae Holtz, Jr. p. 42A
1996Allosauridae Hutt et al. p. 638
1997Allosauridae Hutchinson and Padian p. 96
1997Allosauridae Padian and Hutchinson p. 6
1998Allosauridae Sereno p. 64
2000Allosauridae Currie and Carpenter p. 210
2000Allosauridae Holtz, Jr. p. 21 fig. 5
2004Allosauridae Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 74
2006Allosauridae Chure et al. p. 236
2006Allosauridae Coria and Currie p. 108 fig. 35
2006Allosauridae Mateus et al. p. 127
2007Allosauridae Malafaia et al. p. 258
2012Allosauridae 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()
Eosuchia()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
superfamilyAllosauroidea
Allosauria()
familyAllosauridae
familyAllosauridae

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
F. v. Huene 1948Large preorbit and small propreorbit; narrow infratemporal fossa; boss on prefrontal; 9 short opisthocoelous cervicals; pleurocoela in the presacrals; dermal excrescences on dorsal neural spines; from middle of tail backwards no postzygapophyses; 2 small processes in front of haemapophysial facet; manus with three fingers; in foot 3 large middle toes. Upper Jurassic to Upper Cretaceous.