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Ceratosauria (ceratosaur)

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Taxonomy
Cerastosauria was named by Marsh (1884).

It was corrected as Ceratosauria by Marsh (1885), Marsh (1895), Marsh (1896), Paul (1988), Bonaparte (1991), Long and Murry (1995) and Hendrickx and Mateus (2014); it was reranked as the unranked clade Ceratosauria by Gauthier and Padian (1985), Gauthier (1986), Gauthier et al. (1989), Rowe (1989), Rowe and Gauthier (1990), Benton (1990), Osmolska (1990), Novas (1992), Sereno et al. (1994), Holtz (1994), Pérez-Moreno et al. (1994), Sereno (1995), Holtz and Padian (1995), Holtz (1995), Currie (1997), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Holtz (1998), Sampson et al. (1998), Sereno (1999), Holtz (2000), Rauhut (2003), Wilson et al. (2003), Tykoski and Rowe (2004), Rauhut (2004), Yates (2005), Ezcurra (2006), Mateus et al. (2006), Ezcurra and Cuny (2007), Ezcurra et al. (2010), Carrano et al. (2012) and Longrich et al. (2017).

It was assigned to Paleotheropoda by Paul (1988); to Theropoda by Benton (1990); to Theropoda by Marsh (1884), Marsh (1885), Marsh (1895), Marsh (1896), Bonaparte (1991) and Long and Murry (1995); to Neotheropoda by Sereno et al. (1994), Sereno (1995), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Holtz (1998), Sampson et al. (1998), Sereno (1999), Holtz (2000), Rauhut (2003), Yates (2005) and Mateus et al. (2006); to Averostra by Ezcurra (2006), Ezcurra and Cuny (2007), Ezcurra et al. (2010), Carrano et al. (2012) and Hendrickx and Mateus (2014); and to Theropoda by Gauthier and Padian (1985), Gauthier (1986), Gauthier et al. (1989), Rowe (1989), Rowe and Gauthier (1990), Osmolska (1990), Novas (1992), Holtz (1994), Pérez-Moreno et al. (1994), Holtz and Padian (1995), Holtz (1995), Currie (1997), Wilson et al. (2003), Tykoski and Rowe (2004), Rauhut (2004) and Longrich et al. (2017).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Megalosaurus meriani Greppin p. 118
1882Megalosaurus meriani Sauvage p. 8
1883Megalosaurus bredai Seeley p. 246
1884Megalosaurus meriani Dames p. 188
1884Cerastosauria Marsh p. 69
1885Ceratosauria Marsh p. 765
1888Megalosaurus bredai Lydekker pp. 168-169 fig. 27
1890Megalosaurus bredai Zittel p. 724
1892Megalosaurus bredai Ubaghs p. 27
1895Ceratosauria Marsh
1896Ceratosauria Marsh p. 240
1909Megalosaurus bredai Dollo p. 104
1914Pterospondylus Huene p. 13
1914Pterospondylus trielbae Huene p. 13
1914Pterospondylus Jaekel pp. 195-195
1914Pterospondylus trielbae Jaekel pp. 195-196 fig. 22
1914Pterospondylus Jaekel p. 196 fig. 22
1914Pterospondylus trielbae Jaekel p. 196 fig. 22
1915Megalosaurus bredai Nopcsa p. 16
1920Pterospondylus Huene p. 162
1920Labrosaurus stechowi Janensch figs. 7-8
1921Pterospondylus Huene p. 315
1921Pterospondylus trielbae Huene p. 315 fig. 1
1922Megalosaurus meriani Huene p. 80
1923Megalosaurus bredai Nopcsa p. 108
1925Ceratosaurus roechlingi Janensch pp. 58-65 figs. 19-20, Pl. 8, fig. 2-4
1925Labrosaurus stechowi Janensch pp. 86-90
1926Labrosaurus meriani Huene p. 81
1926Ornithomimidorum bredai Huene p. 88
1928Megalosaurus bredai Depéret and Savornin pp. 262-263
1928Pterospondylus Nopcsa p. 183
1930Orthogoniosaurus Das-Gupta p. 367 fig. 1
1930Orthogoniosaurus matleyi Das-Gupta p. 367 fig. 1
1930Orthogoniosaurus Das-Gupta p. 369
1932Dolichosuchus Huene
1932Velocipes Huene p. 33
1932Velocipes guerichi Huene p. 33
1932Betasuchus Huene pp. 70-71
1932Betasuchus bredai Huene pp. 70-71
1956Dolichosuchus Romer p. 611
1956Velocipes Romer p. 611
1956Betasuchus Romer p. 613
1956Orthogoniosaurus Romer p. 616
1960Megalosaurus bredai Jeletzky p. 35
1964Dolichosuchus Tatarinov p. 530
1964Velocipes Tatarinov p. 530
1964Betasuchus Tatarinov p. 535
1964Orthogoniosaurus Tatarinov p. 537
1965Dolichosuchus Simmons p. 57
1966Betasuchus Romer p. 369
1966Dolichosuchus Romer p. 369
1966Orthogoniosaurus Romer p. 369
1966Velocipes Romer p. 369
1970Dolichosuchus Steel p. 10
1970Velocipes Steel p. 12
1970Velocipes guerichi Steel p. 12
1970Betasuchus Steel p. 19
1970Betasuchus bredai Steel p. 19
1970Ceratosaurus roechlingi Steel p. 30
1970Orthogoniosaurus Steel p. 36
1970Orthogoniosaurus matleyi Steel p. 36
1971Megalosaurus bredai Dinca et al. p. 90
1974Ceratosaurus roechlingi Molnar p. 1011
1978Dolichosuchus Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31
1978Velocipes Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31
1985Ceratosauria Gauthier and Padian pp. 189-190 fig. 2
1986Dolichosuchus Battail p. 47
1986Velocipes Battail p. 47
1986Antrodemus stechowi Chabli p. 70
1986Ceratosauria Gauthier p. 55 fig. 9
1988Betasuchus Carroll
1988Velocipes Carroll
1988Ceratosauria Paul p. 255
1989Ceratosauria Gauthier et al. p. 347
1989Ceratosauria Rowe
1990Ceratosauria Benton p. 19
1990Ceratosauria Osmolska p. 149
1990Ceratosauria Rowe and Gauthier p. 152
1991Ceratosauria Bonaparte p. 22
1992Ceratosauria Novas p. 140
1994Ceratosauria Holtz, Jr.
1994Ceratosauria Pérez-Moreno et al. p. 184 fig. 1
1994Ceratosauria Sereno et al. p. 268 fig. 3
1995Ceratosauria Holtz, Jr. p. 35A
1995Ceratosauria Holtz, Jr. and Padian p. 35A
1995Ceratosauria Long and Murry p. 186
1995Ceratosauria Sereno p. 52A
1997Ceratosauria Currie p. 732
1997Ceratosauria Sereno p. 444
1998Ceratosauria Holtz, Jr. p. 39
1998Betasuchus Le Loeuff p. 53
1998Betasuchus bredai Le Loeuff p. 53
1998Ceratosauria Sampson et al. p. 1050 fig. 3
1998Ceratosauria Sereno p. 64
1999Ceratosauria Sereno p. 2138 fig. 2
2000Ceratosauria Holtz, Jr. p. 14
2000Ceratosaurus meriani Olshevsky p. 106
2003Ceratosauria Rauhut p. 135
2003Ceratosauria Wilson et al.
2004Dolichosuchus Carrano and Sampson p. 551
2004Pterospondylus Carrano and Sampson p. 551
2004Ceratosauria Rauhut p. 895
2004Ceratosauria Tykoski and Rowe p. 48
2005Ceratosauria Yates p. 118 fig. 9
2006Ceratosauria Ezcurra p. 657 fig. 3
2006Labrosaurus stechowi Mateus p. 231
2006Ceratosauria Mateus et al. p. 123
2007Ceratosauria Ezcurra and Cuny p. 78 fig. 6
2009Betasuchus bredai Buffetaut
2010Ceratosauria Ezcurra et al. p. 14 fig. 8
2012Ceratosauria Carrano et al. p. 248 fig. 7
2014Ceratosauria Hendrickx and Mateus
2015Betasuchus bredai Torices et al. p. 615
2017Ceratosauria Longrich et al.

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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
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
suborderCeratosauria()
suborderCeratosauria()

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
No diagnoses are available