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Dryptosauridae (disused)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dryptosauridae

Taxonomy
Dryptosauridae was named by Marsh (1890).

It was synonymized subjectively with Megalosauridae by Hay (1902); it was synonymized subjectively with Dinodontidae by Matthew and Brown (1922); it was synonymized subjectively with Megalosaurinidae by Steel (1970).

It was assigned to Carnosauria by Huene (1927); to Theropoda by Marsh (1890), Marsh (1895), Marsh (1896) and Carroll (1988); and to Carnosauria by Russell (1984) and Dong (1992).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Dryptosauridae Marsh p. 424
1895Dryptosauridae Marsh
1896Dryptosauridae Marsh p. 239
1927Dryptosauridae Huene p. 264
1984Dryptosauridae Russell p. 28
1988Dryptosauridae Carroll
1992Dryptosauridae Dong pp. 164-165

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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
Carnosauria()
familyDryptosauridae
familyDryptosauridae

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
O. C. Marsh 1890Limb bones hollow. Fore limbs very small. Feet digitigrade, with prehensile claws.