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Nuthetes destructor

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

Taxonomy
Nuthetes destructor was named by Owen (1854). Its type specimen is DORCM G913, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Feather Quarry, Durlston Bay (DB102), which is in a Berriasian marine shale in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Megalosaurus destructor by Steel (1970); it was considered a nomen dubium by Holtz et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1854Nuthetes destructor Owen p. 420 figs. 1-4
1861Nuthetes destructor Owen p. 31
1879Nuthetes destructor Owen p. 16
1884Nuthetes destructor Damon p. 211
1888Nuthetes destructor Lydekker p. 247
1888Nuthetes destructor Mansel-Pleydell p. 7
1890Nuthetes destructor Woodward and Sherborn p. 253
1893Nuthetes destructor Seeley p. 227
1960Nuthetes destructor Delair p. 80
1970Nuthetes destructor Macfadyen p. 143
1970Megalosaurus destructor Steel p. 34
2002Nuthetes destructor Milner p. 192
2007Nuthetes destructor Naish and Martill p. 495
2009Nuthetes destructor Benson and Barrett p. 141

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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
Maniraptoriformes
familyDromaeosauridae
genusNuthetesOwen 1854
speciesdestructor

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialf
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: carnivoref
Reproduction: oviparousf
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2005-09-11 17:04:18
Modified: 2005-09-11 19:04:18
Source: f = family, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Holtz et al. 2000, Marsh 1875

Age range: Middle Berriasian or 145.00000 to 140.20000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Berriasian145.0 - 140.2United Kingdom (England) Nuthetes destructor (28401 28995 type locality: 52254 72142)