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Albertosaurus sarcophagus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae

Taxonomy
Albertosaurus sarcophagus was named by Osborn (1905). Its type specimen is NMC 5600, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Kneehills Creek, GSC (NMC 5600), which is in a Campanian terrestrial sandstone in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Canada.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1905Albertosaurus sarcophagus Osborn p. 265
1914Albertosaurus sarcophagus Brown p. 374
1922Albertosaurus sarcophagus Matthew and Brown p. 378
1926Albertosaurus sarcophagus Huene p. 101
1927Albertosaurus sarcophagus Huene p. 260
1928Albertosaurus arctunguis Parks
1930Albertosaurus arctunguis Russell p. 150
1930Albertosaurus sarcophagus Russell p. 150
1931Albertosaurus sarcophagus Stromer p. 10
1933Albertosaurus arctunguis Russell p. 129
1933Albertosaurus sarcophagus Russell p. 129
1934Albertosaurus arctunguis Stromer p. 16
1934Albertosaurus sarcophagus Stromer p. 55
1935Albertosaurus arctunguis Lowe p. 425 fig. 10
1935Albertosaurus arctunguis Parks p. 195
1946Albertosaurus arctunguis Gilmore pp. 16-17
1946Albertosaurus sarcophagus Gilmore pp. 16-17
1964Albertosaurus arctunguis Russell p. 15
1964Albertosaurus sarcophagus Russell p. 15
1966Albertosaurus sarcophagus Russell p. 9
1966Albertosaurus arctunguis Russell p. 29
1967Albertosaurus arctunguis Russell and Chamney p. 10
1967Albertosaurus sarcophagus Russell and Chamney p. 10
1970Albertosaurus sarcophagus Russell p. 4
1970Albertosaurus arctunguis Steel p. 40
1970Albertosaurus sarcophagus Steel p. 40
1976Albertosaurus arctunguis Coulton p. 177
1976Albertosaurus sarcophagus Coulton p. 177
1977Albertosaurus sarcophagus Perle p. 111
1979Albertosaurus sarcophagus Baird and Horner p. 9
1980Albertosaurus sarcophagus Drake p. 194
1980Albertosaurus sarcophagus Molnar p. 102
1980Albertosaurus sarcophagus Molnar and Pledge p. 285 fig. 3
1986Albertosaurus sarcophagus Gauthier p. 9
1988Albertosaurus arctunguis Paul p. 332
1988Albertosaurus sarcophagus Paul p. 333
1989Albertosaurus sarcophagus Mader and Bradley p. 44
1990Albertosaurus sarcophagus Molnar et al. p. 189
1992Albertosaurus sarcophagus Carpenter pp. 257-8
1992Albertosaurus sarcophagus Currie p. 246
1997Albertosaurus sarcophagus Eberth p. 201
1999Albertosaurus sarcophagus Carr pp. 498-499
2000Albertosaurus sarcophagus Currie p. 271
2001Albertosaurus sarcophagus Holtz, Jr. p. 69 fig. 7.2
2003Albertosaurus sarcophagus Currie et al. p. 231
2003Albertosaurus sarcophagus Rauhut p. 43
2004Albertosaurus sarcophagus Holtz, Jr. p. 112
2005Albertosaurus sarcophagus Carr et al. p. 140 fig. 21
2005Albertosaurus sarcophagus Currie et al. p. 318
2006Albertosaurus sarcophagus Urban and Lamanna p. 234
2010Albertosaurus sarcophagus Bell p. 1264
2011Albertosaurus sarcophagus Carr et al.
2011Albertosaurus sarcophagus Hone et al. p. 502
2012Albertosaurus sarcophagus Paulina Carabajal and Currie p. 88
2013Albertosaurus sarcophagus Bell and Coria p. 1
2013Albertosaurus sarcophagus Dalman p. 242
2013Albertosaurus sarcophagus Ibiricu et al. p. 8
2014Albertosaurus sarcophagus Williamson and Brusatte p. 7
2017Albertosaurus sarcophagus Carr et al. p. 9s

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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
suborderCoelurosauria
superfamilyTyrannosauroidea
familyTyrannosauridae
genusAlbertosaurus
speciessarcophagus

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
H. F. Osborn 1905Fifteen mandibular teeth, including one small anterior tooth truncated posteriorly.
K. Carpenter 1992(Cranial) Premaxillary contacts nasal below external nares; macrymal horn often better developed than in Tyrannosaurus, and the postorbital considerably smoother; posterior part of the dentary not as deep as in Tyrannosaurus. (Postcranial) Wrist composed of five elements. Postacetabular blade of ilium deep, and pubic shaft straight.