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†family Abelisauridae Bonaparte and Novas 1985 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 53942

Full reference: J. F. Bonaparte and F. E. Novas. 1985. Abelisaurus comahuensis, n.g., n.sp., Carnosauria del Crétacico Tardio de Patagonia [Abelisaurus comahuensis, n.gen., n.sp., Carnosauria from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia]. Ameghiniana 21(2-4):259-265

Parent taxon: Abelisauroidea according to F. A. Gianechini et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Abelisauria, Eoabelisaurus, Noasauridae

Subtaxa: Brachyrostra, Carnotaurinae, Coeluroides, Dryptosauroides, Indosuchus, Kryptops, Lametasaurus, Majungasaurinae, Megalosaurus chubutensis, Ornithomimoides, Rugops, Tarascosaurus, Xenotarsosaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore