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Megalosauropus

Reptilia -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Megalosauropus Colbert and Merrilees
1971Megalosauropus Haubold p. 79
1976Megalosauropus Antunes p. 20
1992Megalosauropus Long p. 262
2009Megalosauropus Thulborn p. 89
2016Megalosauropus Salisbury et al. p. 29

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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
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
genusMegalosauropus

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
E. H. Colbert and D. Merrilees 1967Bipedal trackway, with pace angulation about 140°-160°, stride about 2 meters
at a normal walk. Individual impressions large (order of 325 millimetres in length), three-toed, and with the angulation of the digits showing an average of about 35° to 45°. Each impression showing second, third and fourth digits with phalangeal formulae of 3 for digit II, 4 for digit III and 5 for digit IV. Trackways probably those of a megalosaurian carnosaur.