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Megalosaurus lydekkeri Huene 1926 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 66984

Alternative combination: Magnosaurus lydekkeri

Full reference: F. v. Huene. 1926. The carnivorous Saurischia in the Jura and Cretaceous formations, principally in Europe. Revista del Museo de La Plata 29:35-167

Belongs to Theropoda according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Alvarezsauria, Anchisauripodidae, Archaeornithoididae, Asianopodus, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Chindesaurus, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Dispersituberoolithus, Elongatoolithidae, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Fenestrosaurus, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae, Gypsichnites, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Herrerasauridae, Hispanosauropus, Iranosauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus, Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae, Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus dunkeri, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Oblongoolithidae, Orcauichnites, Ornithoides, Ornithopodichnites, Ovoraptor, Ozraptor, Paleotheropoda, Parachirotheriidae, Paracorpulentapus, Paragrallator, Picunichnus, Plectropus, Poekilopleuron schmidti, Protoavis, Reticuloolithus, Sarmientichnus, Saurocephalus monasterii, Sauropodidae, Segisauridae, Selenichnidae, Selenichnus, Shuangbaisaurus, Siamopodus, Sigilmassasauridae, Sinosaurus, Skartopus, Spinosauria, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Tuojiangpus, Unenlagiidae, Wakinosaurus, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zhengichnus jinningensis

Type specimen: BMNH 41352, a tooth. Its type locality is Lyme Regis theropod (PROXY), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian marine siliciclastic in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore