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Theropoda (theropod)
Reptilia 
Taxonomy
Theropoda was named by Marsh (1881). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Nesbitt (2011).
It was reranked as the suborder Theropoda by Dollo (1884), Zittel (1890), Winkler (1893), Sauvage (1896), Gadow (1897), Sauvage (1898), Gegenbaur (1898), Woodward (1898), Van Den Broeck (1900), Sauvage (1900), Huene (1902), ManselPleydell (1902), Hay (1902), Lambe (1905), Sauvage (1914), Janensch (1914), Lull (1915), Matthew (1915), Lull (1917), McKelvey (1920), Joleaud (1922), Lull (1924), Swinton (1934), Roxo (1937), Kuhn (1946), Lapparent (1947), Haughton and Brink (1954), Delair (1960), Parsch (1963), Tatarinov (1964), Ostrom (1965), Simmons (1965), Kuhn (1966), Romer (1966), Miller (1967), Reig (1970), Haubold (1971), Delair (1973), Anderson and Cruickshank (1978), Baird and Horner (1979), Benton (1979), McIntosh (1981), Thurmond and Jones (1981), Battail (1986), Parrish and Carpenter (1986), Buscalioni and Sanz (1987), Chure et al. (2006) and You et al. (2014); it was synonymized subjectively with Goniopoda by Baur (1887); it was synonymized subjectively with Plateosauria by Tornier (1913); it was reranked as the infraclass Theropoda by Bakker (1986); it was reranked as the unranked clade Theropoda by Quenstedt (1882), Parks (1935), Gauthier and Padian (1985), Gauthier (1986), Brinkman and Sues (1987), Gauthier et al. (1989), Rowe (1989), Benton (1990), Osmolska (1990), Novas (1992), Sereno et al. (1993), Novas (1996), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Sereno (1999), Clarke and Chiappe (2001), Carrano et al. (2002), Rauhut (2003), Maisch and Matzke (2003), Langer (2004), Yates (2005), Irmis (2005), Langer and Benton (2006), Ezcurra (2006), Martínez and Alcober (2009), Langer et al. (2010), Nesbitt (2011), Zanno et al. (2011), Lu and Brusatte (2015), Azuma et al. (2016), Apesteguia et al. (2016), Sereno (2017), Longrich et al. (2017), Rauhut and Pol (2017), Xu et al. (2018), Delcourt and Iori (2018), Porfiri et al. (2018), Zahner and Brinkmann (2019) and Ely and Case (2019).
It was assigned to Dinosauri by Quenstedt (1882); to Dinosauri by Gadow (1897); to Saurischia by Parks (1935); to Saurischia by Bakker and Galton (1974); to Archaeornithes by Thulborn (1975); to Dinosauria by Marsh (1882), Dollo (1884), Marsh (1884), Marsh (1885), Lydekker (1885), Lydekker (1888), Zittel (1890), Marsh (1894), Marsh (1895), Sauvage (1896), Marsh (1896), Sauvage (1898), Gegenbaur (1898), Woodward (1898), Van Den Broeck (1900), Sauvage (1900), Huene (1902), ManselPleydell (1902), Hay (1902), Lull (1904), Lambe (1905), von Zittel (1911), Lull (1912), Broom (1913), Sauvage (1914), Janensch (1914), Lull (1915), Lull (1917), McKelvey (1920), Joleaud (1922) and Paul (1988); to Archosauria by Carpenter (1992); to Reptilia by Clarke and Chiappe (2001); to Saurischia by Matthew (1915), Lull (1924), Swinton (1936), Roxo (1937), Kuhn (1946), Lapparent (1947), Lull (1953), Haughton and Brink (1954), Romer (1956), Delair (1960), Parsch (1963), Tatarinov (1964), Estes (1964), Colbert (1964), Ostrom (1965), Simmons (1965), Kuhn (1966), Romer (1966), Miller (1967), Reig (1970), Swinton (1970), Steel (1970), Colbert (1970), Haubold (1971), Delair (1973), Anderson and Cruickshank (1978), Baird and Horner (1979), Benton (1979), Ostrom (1980), McIntosh (1981), Thurmond and Jones (1981), Russell (1984), Jensen (1985), Battail (1986), Parrish and Carpenter (1986), Buscalioni and Sanz (1987), Carroll (1988), Long and Murry (1995), Peng et al. (2001) and Chure et al. (2006); to Eusaurischia by Langer (2004), Yates (2005), Langer and Benton (2006) and Ezcurra (2006); to Dinosauria by Marsh (1884), Dollo (1885), Winkler (1893), Gadow (1898), Gadow (1901), Bakker (1986) and Gay (2010); to Dinosauria by Osborn (1903), Osborn (1904) and Allain et al. (2012); to Dinosauria by Zanno et al. (2011), Loewen et al. (2013), Azuma et al. (2016), Apesteguia et al. (2016), Rauhut and Pol (2017), Xu et al. (2018), Delcourt and Iori (2018), Porfiri et al. (2018) and Ely and Case (2019); and to Saurischia by Swinton (1934), Gauthier and Padian (1985), Gauthier (1986), Brinkman and Sues (1987), Gauthier et al. (1989), Rowe (1989), Benton (1990), Osmolska (1990), Novas (1992), Sereno et al. (1993), Novas (1996), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Sereno (1999), Carrano et al. (2002), Rauhut (2003), Maisch and Matzke (2003), Gao and Liu (2005), Irmis (2005), Martínez and Alcober (2009), Langer et al. (2010), Nesbitt (2011), You et al. (2014), Lu and Brusatte (2015), Sereno (2017), Longrich et al. (2017) and Zahner and Brinkmann (2019).
It was reranked as the suborder Theropoda by Dollo (1884), Zittel (1890), Winkler (1893), Sauvage (1896), Gadow (1897), Sauvage (1898), Gegenbaur (1898), Woodward (1898), Van Den Broeck (1900), Sauvage (1900), Huene (1902), ManselPleydell (1902), Hay (1902), Lambe (1905), Sauvage (1914), Janensch (1914), Lull (1915), Matthew (1915), Lull (1917), McKelvey (1920), Joleaud (1922), Lull (1924), Swinton (1934), Roxo (1937), Kuhn (1946), Lapparent (1947), Haughton and Brink (1954), Delair (1960), Parsch (1963), Tatarinov (1964), Ostrom (1965), Simmons (1965), Kuhn (1966), Romer (1966), Miller (1967), Reig (1970), Haubold (1971), Delair (1973), Anderson and Cruickshank (1978), Baird and Horner (1979), Benton (1979), McIntosh (1981), Thurmond and Jones (1981), Battail (1986), Parrish and Carpenter (1986), Buscalioni and Sanz (1987), Chure et al. (2006) and You et al. (2014); it was synonymized subjectively with Goniopoda by Baur (1887); it was synonymized subjectively with Plateosauria by Tornier (1913); it was reranked as the infraclass Theropoda by Bakker (1986); it was reranked as the unranked clade Theropoda by Quenstedt (1882), Parks (1935), Gauthier and Padian (1985), Gauthier (1986), Brinkman and Sues (1987), Gauthier et al. (1989), Rowe (1989), Benton (1990), Osmolska (1990), Novas (1992), Sereno et al. (1993), Novas (1996), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Sereno (1999), Clarke and Chiappe (2001), Carrano et al. (2002), Rauhut (2003), Maisch and Matzke (2003), Langer (2004), Yates (2005), Irmis (2005), Langer and Benton (2006), Ezcurra (2006), Martínez and Alcober (2009), Langer et al. (2010), Nesbitt (2011), Zanno et al. (2011), Lu and Brusatte (2015), Azuma et al. (2016), Apesteguia et al. (2016), Sereno (2017), Longrich et al. (2017), Rauhut and Pol (2017), Xu et al. (2018), Delcourt and Iori (2018), Porfiri et al. (2018), Zahner and Brinkmann (2019) and Ely and Case (2019).
It was assigned to Dinosauri by Quenstedt (1882); to Dinosauri by Gadow (1897); to Saurischia by Parks (1935); to Saurischia by Bakker and Galton (1974); to Archaeornithes by Thulborn (1975); to Dinosauria by Marsh (1882), Dollo (1884), Marsh (1884), Marsh (1885), Lydekker (1885), Lydekker (1888), Zittel (1890), Marsh (1894), Marsh (1895), Sauvage (1896), Marsh (1896), Sauvage (1898), Gegenbaur (1898), Woodward (1898), Van Den Broeck (1900), Sauvage (1900), Huene (1902), ManselPleydell (1902), Hay (1902), Lull (1904), Lambe (1905), von Zittel (1911), Lull (1912), Broom (1913), Sauvage (1914), Janensch (1914), Lull (1915), Lull (1917), McKelvey (1920), Joleaud (1922) and Paul (1988); to Archosauria by Carpenter (1992); to Reptilia by Clarke and Chiappe (2001); to Saurischia by Matthew (1915), Lull (1924), Swinton (1936), Roxo (1937), Kuhn (1946), Lapparent (1947), Lull (1953), Haughton and Brink (1954), Romer (1956), Delair (1960), Parsch (1963), Tatarinov (1964), Estes (1964), Colbert (1964), Ostrom (1965), Simmons (1965), Kuhn (1966), Romer (1966), Miller (1967), Reig (1970), Swinton (1970), Steel (1970), Colbert (1970), Haubold (1971), Delair (1973), Anderson and Cruickshank (1978), Baird and Horner (1979), Benton (1979), Ostrom (1980), McIntosh (1981), Thurmond and Jones (1981), Russell (1984), Jensen (1985), Battail (1986), Parrish and Carpenter (1986), Buscalioni and Sanz (1987), Carroll (1988), Long and Murry (1995), Peng et al. (2001) and Chure et al. (2006); to Eusaurischia by Langer (2004), Yates (2005), Langer and Benton (2006) and Ezcurra (2006); to Dinosauria by Marsh (1884), Dollo (1885), Winkler (1893), Gadow (1898), Gadow (1901), Bakker (1986) and Gay (2010); to Dinosauria by Osborn (1903), Osborn (1904) and Allain et al. (2012); to Dinosauria by Zanno et al. (2011), Loewen et al. (2013), Azuma et al. (2016), Apesteguia et al. (2016), Rauhut and Pol (2017), Xu et al. (2018), Delcourt and Iori (2018), Porfiri et al. (2018) and Ely and Case (2019); and to Saurischia by Swinton (1934), Gauthier and Padian (1985), Gauthier (1986), Brinkman and Sues (1987), Gauthier et al. (1989), Rowe (1989), Benton (1990), Osmolska (1990), Novas (1992), Sereno et al. (1993), Novas (1996), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Sereno (1999), Carrano et al. (2002), Rauhut (2003), Maisch and Matzke (2003), Gao and Liu (2005), Irmis (2005), Martínez and Alcober (2009), Langer et al. (2010), Nesbitt (2011), You et al. (2014), Lu and Brusatte (2015), Sereno (2017), Longrich et al. (2017) and Zahner and Brinkmann (2019).
Subtaxa
Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Alvarezsauria, Anchisauripodidae (syn. Otouphepodidae), Archaeornithoididae, Asianopodus, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Chindesaurus, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Dispersituberoolithus, Elongatoolithidae, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Fenestrosaurus, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae (syn. Anchisauropodidae), Gypsichnites, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Herrerasauridae, Hispanosauropus, Iranosauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus (syn. Zizhongpus, Megaichnites, Schizograllator), Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae (syn. Subtiliolithidae), Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus dunkeri, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Oblongoolithidae, Orcauichnites, Ornithoides, Ornithopodichnites, Ovoraptor, Ozraptor, Paleotheropoda, Parachirotheriidae, Paracorpulentapus, Paragrallator, Picunichnus, Plectropus, Poekilopleuron schmidti, Protoavis, Reticuloolithus, Sarmientichnus (syn. Casamiquelichnus), Saurocephalus monasterii, Sauropodidae, Segisauridae, Selenichnidae, Selenichnus, Shuangbaisaurus, Siamopodus, Sigilmassasauridae, Sinosaurus, Skartopus, Spinosauria, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Tuojiangpus, Unenlagiidae, Wakinosaurus, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zhengichnus jinningensis
Synonyms

Synonymy list
Year  Name and author 

1846  Saurocephalus monasterii Münster p. 48 figs. Pl. 3:15 
1858  Megalosaurus cloacinus Quenstedt p. 33 
1866  Goniopoda Cope 
1867  Goniopoda Cope pp. 234235 
1869  Goniopoda Cope p. 99 
1870  Megalosaurus cloacinus Endlich p. 10 
1870  Megalosaurus insignis EudesDeslongchamps and Lennier 
1870  Megalosaurus insignis Lennier p. 35 
1871  Goniopoda Cope p. 234 
1874  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 7 
1875  Goniopoda Cope p. 13 
1876  Megalosaurus obtusus Henry p. 403 figs. Pl. 1:14 
1876  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 439 
1877  Goniopoda Cope p. 572 
1879  Goniopoda Seeley p. 183 
1880  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 523 
1881  Theropoda Marsh 
1882  Theropoda Marsh 
1882  Theropoda Quenstedt p. 189 
1882  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 8 
1883  Goniopoda Cope p. 98 
1883  Poekilopleuron schmidti Kiprianow 
1884  Megalosaurus dunkeri Dames pp. 186188 
1884  Megalosaurus insignis Dames p. 188 
1884  Theropoda Dollo p. 298 
1884  Theropoda Marsh p. 69 
1885  Theropoda Dollo p. 35 
1885  Theropoda Lydekker p. 37 
1885  Theropoda Marsh p. 764 
1887  Goniopoda Baur p. 101 
1887  Megalosaurus dunkeri Koken p. 8 
1887  Megalosaurus insignis Koken p. 9 
1887  Megalosaurus insignis Lennier pp. 2526 
1888  Megalosaurus dunkeri Lydekker pp. 5960 
1888  Megalosaurus insignis Lydekker p. 60 
1888  Theropoda Lydekker p. 154 
1888  Megalosaurus dunkeri Lydekker p. 163 
1888  Megalosaurus insignis Lydekker p. 163 
1888  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 624 
1889  Calamospondylus Lydekker pp. 119121 
1889  Calamospondylus foxi Lydekker pp. 119121 fig. 1 
1889  Calamospondylus Lydekker p. 121 fig. 1 
1889  Calamospondylus foxi Lydekker p. 121 fig. 1 
1889  Megalosaurus dunkeri Lydekker p. 326 
1889  Calamospondylus foxi Newton p. 260 
1889  Megalosaurus dunkeri Newton p. 260 
1890  Massospondylus rawesi Lydekker p. 22 
1890  Calamospondylus foxi Woodward and Sherborn p. 212 
1890  Megalosaurus insignis Woodward and Sherborn p. 249 
1890  Theropoda Zittel p. 450 
1890  Megalosaurus dunkeri Zittel p. 724 
1890  Megalosaurus insignis Zittel p. 724 
1890  Calamospondylus Zittel p. 733 
1891  Calamosaurus foxi Lydekker pp. 4243 
1893  Megalosaurus insignis Parent p. 66 
1893  Theropoda Winkler p. 98 
1894  Theropoda Marsh 
1894  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 927 
1895  Theropoda Marsh 
1895  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 465 
1896  Megalosaurus dunkeri Depéret p. 190 
1896  Megalosaurus insignis Depéret p. 190 
1896  Theropoda Marsh p. 239 
1896  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 47 
1896  Theropoda Sauvage p. 48 
1897  Theropoda Gadow p. 204 
1897  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 865 
1898  Theropoda Gadow p. 22 
1898  Theropoda Gegenbaur p. 532 
1898  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 8 
1898  Theropoda Sauvage p. 8 
1898  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 443 
1898  Avalonia Seeley 
1898  Avalonia sanfordi Seeley 
1898  Theropoda Woodward p. 141 
1899  Zanclodon cambrensis Newton p. 89 figs. pl. 10 
1900  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 417 
1900  Theropoda Sauvage p. 417 
1900  Calamosaurus foxi Van Den Broeck p. 80ff 
1900  Theropoda Van Den Broeck p. 82 
1900  Megalosaurus dunkeri Van Den Broeck p. 84 
1900  Megalosaurus insignis Van Den Broeck p. 84 
1901  Theropoda Gadow p. 420 
1902  Theropoda Hay p. 487 
1902  Theropoda Huene 
1902  Theropoda ManselPleydell p. lxxv 
1902  Megalosaurus hungaricus Nopcsa p. 107 
1902  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 19 
1903  Theropoda Osborn p. 456 
1904  Theropoda Lull p. 479 
1904  Theropoda Osborn p. 113 
1905  Plateosaurus cloacinus Huene p. 348 
1905  Theropoda Lambe p. 48 
1906  Megalosaurus hungaricus Ameghino p. 81 
1907  Megalosaurus obtusus Sauvage p. 9 
1908  Plateosaurus cloacinus Huene p. 12 
1908  Halticosaurus Huene p. 231 fig. 97 
1908  Halticosaurus longotarsus Huene p. 231 fig. 97 
1908  Plateosaurus obtusus Huene p. 246 fig. 276 
1908  Halticosaurus Huene p. 265 
1908  Halticosaurus longotarsus Huene p. 321 figs. 252257 
1909  Megalosaurus dunkeri Dollo p. 102 
1909  Calamospondylus Huene p. 13 
1909  Halticosaurus Huene p. 16 
1910  Zanclodon silesiacus Jaekel p. 220 
1911  Theropoda von Zittel p. 278 
1911  Calamospondylus von Zittel p. 280 
1911  Halticosaurus von Zittel p. 283 
1912  Theropoda Lull p. 411 
1913  Theropoda Broom p. 364 
1913  Halticosaurus longotarsus Fraas p. 1099 
1914  Halticosaurus Fraas p. 130 
1914  Halticosaurus longotarsus Fraas p. 130 
1914  Halticosaurus longotarsus Hennig p. 418 
1914  Halticosaurus Huene p. 11 
1914  Halticosaurus longotarsus Huene p. 11 
1914  Massospondylus rawesii Huene p. 14 
1914  Zanclodon silesiacus Huene p. 14 
1914  Plateosaurus cloacinus Huene p. 15 
1914  Plateosaurus obtusus Huene p. 15 
1914  Calamospondylus Huene p. 34 
1914  Halticosaurus Huene p. 154 
1914  Calamospondylus Huene p. 155 
1914  Theropoda Janensch p. 82 
1914  Megalosaurus insignis Sauvage p. 254 
1914  Theropoda Sauvage p. 254 
1915  Theropoda Lull p. 117 
1915  Theropoda Matthew p. 32 
1915  Megalosaurus hungaricus Nopcsa p. 16 
1915  Allosaurus sibiricus Riabinin p. 135 figs. 12, Pl. 910 
1917  Theropoda Lull p. 114 
1917  Eubrontes titanopelobatidus Shuler p. 298 figs. 12 
1920  Calamospondylus Huene p. 162 
1920  Halticosaurus Huene p. 162 
1920  Theropoda McKelvey p. 6 
1921  Halticosaurus Huene pp. 317320 
1921  Halticosaurus longotarsus Huene pp. 319320 
1922  Theropoda Joleaud p. 59 
1923  Altispinax dunkeri Huene p. 453 
1923  Calamospondylus Huene p. 455 
1923  Calamospondylus foxi Huene p. 455 
1924  Theropoda Lull p. 229 
1924  Ornithoides Osborn p. 141 
1924  Allosaurus sibiricus Tolmachoff p. 490 
1925  Megalosaurus dunkeri Depéret and Savornin p. 1110 
1925  Megalosaurus insignis Depéret and Savornin p. 1110 
1926  Megalosaurus insignis Huene p. 77 
1926  Altispinax dunkeri Huene p. 78 
1926  Megalosaurus lydekkeri Huene p. 80 
1926  Megalosaurus hungaricus Huene p. 81 
1926  Calamospondylus Huene p. 85 
1926  Altispinax dunkeri Huene p. 483 
1927  Megalosaurus dunkeri Royo y Gomez p. 126–127 
1928  Streptospondylus dunkeri Depéret and Savornin pp. 261263 
1928  Streptospondylus insignis Depéret and Savornin pp. 261263 
1928  Calamospondylus Nopcsa p. 183 
1931  Embasaurus Riabinin p. 112 
1931  Embasaurus minax Riabinin p. 112 figs. Pl. 1 
1931  Megalosaurus hungaricus Stromer p. 10 
1931  Erectopus insignis Stromer p. 17 
1932  Walgettosuchus Huene p. 69 figs. pl. 3, fig. 12 
1932  Walgettosuchus woodwardi Huene p. 69 figs. pl. 3, fig. 12 
1932  Magnosaurus lydekkeri Huene p. 220 
1933  Massospondylus rawesi Huene p. 70 
1934  Altispinax dunkeri Stromer p. 9 
1934  Theropoda Swinton p. 30 
1935  Theropoda Parks p. 184 
1936  Altispinax dunkeri Stromer p. 67 
1936  Calamospondylus Swinton pp. 206207 
1936  Calamospondylus foxi Swinton pp. 206207 
1936  Theropoda Swinton p. 206 
1937  Theropoda Roxo p. 44 
1938  Halticosaurus longotarsus Berckhemer p. 195 
1938  Halticosaurus Berckhemer p. 196 
1939  Embasaurus minax Riabinin p. 5 
1940  Massospondylus ravesi Huene p. 273 
1942  Szechuanosaurus Young pp. 300302 figs. Pl. 2:38 
1942  Szechuanosaurus campi Young pp. 300302 figs. Pl. 2:38 
1942  Szechuanosaurus Young pp. 301302 
1943  Megalosaurus insignis Lapparent p. 11 
1943  Szechuanosaurus campi Young et al. p. 18 
1944  Walgettosuchus Huene p. 449 
1944  Walgettosuchus woodwardi Huene p. 449 
1946  Theropoda Kuhn p. 65 
1947  Theropoda Lapparent pp. 1617 
1947  Megalosaurus insignis Lapparent p. 20 
1947  Megalosaurus hungaricus Lapparent p. 21 
1951  Megalosaurus insignis Lapparent et al. p. 252 
1951  Megalosaurus pombali Lapparent et al. p. 252 
1951  Megalosaurus insignis Lapparent and Zbyszewski p. 1126 
1952  Halticosaurus Bock p. 405 
1953  Theropoda Lull p. 97 
1954  Theropoda Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Allosaurus sibiricus Yuryev p. 187 
1954  Embasaurus minax Yuryev p. 188 
1954  Megalosaurus schmidti Yuryev p. 189 
1956  Theropoda Romer p. 609 
1956  Halticosaurus Romer p. 611 
1956  Calamospondylus Romer p. 612 
1956  Walgettosuchus Romer p. 612 
1956  Embasaurus Romer p. 615 
1956  Szechuanosaurus Romer p. 616 
1957  Massospondylus rawesi Lapparent p. 111 
1957  Megalosaurus insignis Lapparent and Zbyszewski p. 22 
1957  Megalosaurus pombali Lapparent and Zbyszewski p. 25 fig. 6 
1958  Szechuanosaurus Huene p. 205 
1958  Szechuanosaurus Young p. 95 
1958  Szechuanosaurus campi Young p. 95 
1959  Szechuanosaurus Huene p. 121 
1960  Megalosaurus dunkeri Bataller p. 157 
1960  Theropoda Delair p. 76 
1960  Altispinax dunkeri Delair p. 79 
1960  Megalosaurus hungaricus Jeletzky p. 34 
1961  Avalonianus sanfordi Kuhn 
1963  Theropoda Parsch p. 4 
1964  Theropoda Colbert p. 20 fig. 6 
1964  Theropoda Estes p. 142 
1964  Theropoda Tatarinov p. 529 
1964  Halticosaurus Tatarinov p. 530 
1964  Calamospondylus Tatarinov p. 533 
1964  Walgettosuchus Tatarinov p. 533 
1964  Embasaurus minax Tatarinov p. 536 fig. 573 
1964  Embasaurus Tatarinov p. 537 
1964  Szechuanosaurus Tatarinov p. 537 
1965  Theropoda Ostrom p. 39 
1965  Theropoda Simmons p. 53 
1965  Halticosaurus Simmons p. 56 
1965  Halticosaurus longotarsus Simmons p. 56 
1965  Walgettosuchus woodwardi Simmons p. 59 
1966  Theropoda Kuhn p. 89 
1966  Calamospondylus Romer p. 369 
1966  Embasaurus Romer p. 369 
1966  Halticosaurus Romer p. 369 
1966  Szechusanosaurus Romer p. 369 
1966  Theropoda Romer p. 369 
1966  Walgettosuchus Romer p. 369 
1967  Megalosaurus insignis Lapparent p. 10 
1967  Plateosaurus obtusus Lapparent p. 11 
1967  Theropoda Miller p. 232 
1969  Megalosaurus dunkeri Quinet p. 30 
1970  Theropoda Colbert p. 27 
1970  Theropoda Reig p. 277 
1970  Theropoda Steel p. 6 
1970  Halticosaurus Steel p. 9 
1970  Halticosaurus longotarsus Steel p. 9 
1970  Calamospondylus Steel p. 13 
1970  Calamospondylus foxi Steel p. 13 
1970  Walgettosuchus Steel p. 17 
1970  Walgettosuchus woodwardi Steel p. 17 
1970  Antrodemus sibiricus Steel p. 29 
1970  Embasaurus Steel p. 31 
1970  Embasaurus minax Steel p. 31 
1970  Megalosaurus insignis Steel p. 34 
1970  Megalosaurus dunkeri Steel p. 35 
1970  Megalosaurus lydekkeri Steel p. 35 
1970  Megalosaurus pombali Steel p. 36 
1970  Szechuanosaurus Steel p. 37 
1970  Szechuanosaurus campi Steel p. 37 
1970  Massospondylus rawesi Steel p. 49 
1970  Gresslyosaurus cloacinus Steel p. 53 
1970  Plateosaurus obtusus Steel p. 55 
1970  Avalonianus sanfordi Steel p. 57 
1970  Theropoda Swinton p. 117 
1970  Megalosaurus insignis Swinton p. 142 
1970  Megalosaurus pombali Swinton p. 142 
1970  Altispinax dunkeri Swinton p. 143 
1971  Megalosaurus hungaricus Dinca et al. p. 89 
1971  Theropoda Haubold p. 63 
1971  Eutynichnium (Megalosaurus) pombali Haubold p. 77 
1973  Theropoda Delair p. 1 
1973  Megalosaurus insignis Delair p. 2 
1974  Theropoda Bakker and Galton p. 171 
1975  Theropoda Thulborn p. 267 
1976  Megalosaurus insignis Antunes p. 20 
1976  Megalosaurus pombali Antunes p. 20 
1978  Halticosaurus Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31 
1978  Theropoda Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31 
1978  Szechuanosaurus Dong et al. 
1978  Szechuanosaurus yandonensis Dong et al. pp. 302304 
1978  Halticosaurus Ostrom p. 115 
1978  Megalosaurus cloacinus Rioult p. 26 
1978  Megalosaurus insignis Rioult p. 28 
1979  Theropoda Baird and Horner p. 6 
1979  Theropoda Benton p. 142 
1980  Szechuanosaurus campi Chao p. 87 
1980  Kakuru kujani Molnar and Pledge 
1980  Kakuru Molnar and Pledge p. 281 
1980  Calamosaurus foxi Molnar and Pledge p. 283 
1980  Theropoda Ostrom p. 21 
1981  Theropoda McIntosh p. 7 
1981  Kakuru kujani Olshevsky p. 34 
1981  Halticosaurus Ostrom p. 193 
1981  Theropoda Thurmond and Jones p. 143 
1982  Megalosaurus dunkeri Santafé et al. p. 84 
1983  Calamospondylus foxi Blows p. 306 
1983  Szechuanosaurus Dong et al. 
1983  Szechuanosaurus campi Dong et al. 
1983  Szechuanosaurus Zhao p. 304 
1984  Megalosaurus insignis Buscalioni and Sanz p. 12 
1984  Szechuanosaurus Buscalioni and Sanz p. 12 
1984  Megalosaurus hungaricus Grigorescu p. 111 
1984  Szechuanosaurus He p. 46 
1984  Szechuanosaurus campi He p. 46 figs. 616, 17, 18, 19 
1984  Ornithopodichnites Llompart et al. p. 146 figs. 35 
1984  Ornithopodichnites magna Llompart et al. p. 146 figs. 35 
1984  Orcauichnites Llompart et al. p. 147 
1984  Orcauichnites garumniensis Llompart et al. p. 147 figs. 67 
1984  Theropoda Russell p. 28 
1984  Megalosaurus dunkeri Sanz p. 502 
1984  Altispinax dunkeri Taquet p. 217 
1984  Megalosaurus insignis Thulborn and Wade p. 449 
1984  Halticosaurus longotarsus Welles pp. 165166 
1984  Halticosaurus Welles p. 177 
1985  Theropoda Gauthier and Padian pp. 189190 fig. 2 
1985  Theropoda Jensen p. 711 
1985  Szechuanosaurus campi Zhao p. 347 
1986  Theropoda Bakker p. 472 
1986  Halticosaurus Battail p. 47 
1986  Theropoda Battail p. 47 
1986  Orcauichnites CasanovasCladellas and SantaféLlopis p. 12 
1986  Orcauichnites garumniensis CasanovasCladellas and SantaféLlopis p. 12 
1986  Ornithopodoichnites CasanovasCladellas and SantaféLlopis p. 12 
1986  Ornithopodoichnites magna CasanovasCladellas and SantaféLlopis p. 12 
1986  Theropoda Gauthier p. 18 
1986  Halticosaurus Parrish and Carpenter p. 154 
1986  Theropoda Parrish and Carpenter p. 154 
1986  Zhengichnus jinningensis Zhen et al. p. 11–12 fig. 9 
1987  Theropoda Brinkman and Sues p. 503 
1987  Theropoda Buscalioni and Sanz p. 66 
1987  Orcauichnites Casanovas et al. p. 108 
1987  Orcauichnites garumniensis Casanovas et al. p. 108 
1987  Ornithopodichnites Casanovas et al. p. 108 
1987  Ornithopodichnites magna Casanovas et al. p. 108 
1987  Halticosaurus Chatterjee p. 186 
1987  Ornithopodichnites Lockley p. 113 
1987  Ornithopodichnites magna Lockley p. 113 
1987  Tuojiangpus Yang and Yang p. 17 fig. 12 
1987  Tuojiangpus shuinanensis Yang and Yang p. 17 fig. 12 
1988  Embasaurus Carroll 
1988  Halticosaurus Carroll 
1988  Kakuru Carroll 
1988  Szechuanosaurus Carroll 
1988  Theropoda Carroll 
1988  Walgettosuchus Carroll 
1988  Theropoda Paul p. 253 
1989  Theropoda Gauthier et al. p. 346 
1989  Massospondylus rawesi Jain p. 101 
1989  Szechuanosaurus Kurzanov p. 4 
1989  Theropoda Rowe 
1990  Theropoda Benton p. 19 
1990  Chilantaisaurus sibiricus Molnar et al. p. 189 
1990  Szechuanosaurus Molnar et al. p. 189 
1990  Szechuanosaurus campi Molnar et al. p. 189 
1990  Megalosaurus cambrensis Molnar et al. p. 192 
1990  Theropoda Osmolska p. 148 
1992  Theropoda Carpenter p. 253 
1992  Megalosaurus dunkeri Cheevely and Chapman p. 349 
1992  Szechuanosaurus Dong p. 79 
1992  Szechuanosaurus campi Dong p. 79 
1992  Megalosaurus hungaricus Grigorescu p. 156 
1992  Theropoda Novas p. 131 
1992  Wakinosaurus Okazaki pp. 8889 fig. 2 
1992  Wakinosaurus satoi Okazaki pp. 8889 fig. 2 
1992  Orthogoniosaurus rawesi Olshevsky p. 150 
1993  Theropoda Sereno et al. p. 65 fig. 2 
1994  Szechuanosaurus campi Currie and Zhao p. 2038 
1994  Zanclodon cambrensis Howe p. 84 
1994  Wakinosaurus Matsukawa and Obata p. 112 
1994  Wakinosaurus satoi Matsukawa and Obata p. 112 
1995  Theropoda Long and Murry p. 171 
1996  Calamospondylus foxi Hutt et al. p. 636 
1996  Kakuru kujani Molnar pp. 646647 
1996  Theropoda Novas p. 737 fig. 10 
1997  Embasaurus minax Ryan p. 443 
1997  Theropoda Sereno p. 444 
1997  Altispinax dunkeri Vickaryous and Ryan p. 488 
1997  Megalosaurus monasterii Windolf p. 33 
1998  Ozraptor Long and Molnar pp. 122125 figs. 23 
1998  Ozraptor subotaii Long and Molnar pp. 122125 figs. 23 
1998  Theropoda Sereno p. 64 
1998  Megalosaurus monasterii Windolf p. 1 
1999  Szechuanosaurus Gao 
1999  Theropoda Sereno p. 2138 fig. 2 
2000  Embasaurus Currie p. 450 
2000  Embasaurus minax Currie p. 450 
2001  Theropoda Clarke and Chiappe p. 6 
2001  Szechuanosaurus campi Dong p. 100 
2001  Massospondylus rawesi Mohabey p. 481 
2001  Theropoda Peng et al. p. 36 
2002  Theropoda Carrano et al. 
2003  Theropoda Maisch and Matzke p. 282 
2003  Theropoda Rauhut p. 129 
2003  Prodeinodon dunkeri RuizOmeñaca and Canudo pp. 112113 
2003  Calamosaurus foxii RuizOmeñaca and Canudo p. 297 
2004  Chilantaisaurus sibiricus Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 73 
2004  Kakuru Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 76 
2004  Kakuru kujani Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 76 
2004  Ozraptor Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 77 
2004  Ozraptor subotaii Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 77 
2004  Theropoda Langer p. 27 
2005  Theropoda Gao and Liu p. 313 
2005  Theropoda Irmis p. 81 
2005  Ozraptor Rauhut p. 104 
2005  Theropoda Yates p. 118 fig. 9 
2006  Theropoda Chure et al. p. 236 
2006  Theropoda Ezcurra p. 657 fig. 3 
2006  Theropoda Langer and Benton pp. 346348 fig. 15 
2006  Ornithopodichnites magna Llompart p. 1 
2006  Orcauichnites garumniensis Llompart p. 11 
2007  Ozraptor Maganuco et al. p. 268 
2007  Ozraptor subotaii Maganuco et al. p. 268 
2007  Calamosaurus foxi Naish and Martill p. 504 
2009  Megalosaurus pombali Boutakiout et al. p. 42 
2009  Theropoda Martínez and Alcober p. 11 fig. 10 
2010  Kakuru Agnolin et al. p. 281 fig. 16 
2010  Kakuru kujani Agnolin et al. p. 281 fig. 16 
2010  Ornithopodichnites magna Dalla Vecchia p. 27 
2010  Orcauichnites garumniensis Dalla Vecchia p. 28 
2010  Theropoda Gay p. 28 
2010  Theropoda Langer et al. p. 93 
2011  Theropoda Nesbitt p. 212 fig. 52 
2011  Theropoda Zanno et al. p. 3 
2012  Theropoda Allain et al. p. 370 
2013  Theropoda Loewen et al. p. 2 
2014  Theropoda You et al. 
2015  Theropoda Lu and Brusatte 
2016  Theropoda Apesteguia et al. 
2016  Theropoda Azuma et al. 
2016  Zhengichnus jinningensis Salisbury et al. p. 38 
2017  Theropoda Longrich et al. 
2017  Theropoda Rauhut and Pol 
2017  Theropoda Sereno 
2017  Zhengichnus jinningensis Xing et al. p. 115 
2018  Theropoda Delcourt and Iori 
2018  Theropoda Porfiri et al. 
2018  Theropoda Xu et al. 
2019  Theropoda Ely and Case 
2019  Theropoda Zahner and Brinkmann 
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Diagnosis
Reference  Diagnosis  

E. D. Cope 1869 (Goniopoda)  Proximal tarsal bones distinct from tibia ; the latter closely embraced by the much enlarged astragalus, on its inferior and anterior faces, forming an immoveable articulation. Astragalus, with an extensive anterior articular condyle below, above in contact with the fibula, which is much reduced, especially distally. Anterior part of the ilium dilated, and platelike.  
K. A. v. Zittel 1890  Zwischenkiefer bezahnt. Zähne zugespitzt, dolchförmig, seitlich zusammengedrückt, zurück gekrümmt, am vorderen oder hinteren oder an beiden Rändern gekerbt. Nasenlöcher gross, seitlich, mehr oder weniger weit nach vorn gerückt. Grosse präorbitale Durchbruchsöffnungen vor den Augenhöhlen. Wir bel massiv oder hohl, die vorderen opisthocöl oder amphicöl. Extremitätenknochen hohl. Vorderbeine beträchtlich kürzer als die hinteren. Füsse digitigrad; Zehen (fünf bis drei) meist ungleich lang, mit spitzen, gekrümmten Klauen. Schambeine schlank, nach vorn gerichtet, distal verschmolzen, verbreitert und meist etwas nach hinten verlängert. Postpubis fehlt. Femur mit innerem Trochanter. Astragalus in der Regel mit aufsteigendem Fortsatz.  
H. Gadow 1898  Pubes simple, with symphysis. Premaxilla with teeth. Carnivorous. Forelimbs shorter than hindlimbs. Metatarsals elongated. Digitigrade.  
H. Gadow 1901  Pubes simple, with symphysis. Premaxillae with teeth. Digitigrade. Carnivorous.  
R. S. Lull 1924  Bipedal dinosaurs, with birdlike raptorial feet, the clawed fore limbs becoming proportionately smaller as their evolution progressed; teeth laterally compressed, often serrate; pubis having footlike expansion at symphysis in forms above the Trias, those without it being included in Huene's Pachypodosauria.  
S. J. Nesbitt 2011  The most inclusive clade containing Passer domesticus Linnaeus, 1758, but not Saltasaurus loricatus Bonaparte and Powell, 1980 