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Sarcosaurus andrewsi Huene 1932 (coelophysoid)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 80686

Alternative combination: Megalosaurus andrewsi

Synonym: Magnosaurus woodwardi Huene 1932 [objective synonym] (taxon 80688)

Full reference: F. v. Huene. 1932. Die fossile Reptil-Ordnung Saurischia, ihre Entwicklung und Geschichte [The fossil reptile order Saurischia, their development and history]. Monographien zur Geologie und Palaeontologie, serie 1 4(1-2):1-361

Belongs to Coelophysoidea according to M. T. Carrano and S. D. Sampson 2004

Sister taxa: Dilophosaurus, Dolichosuchus cristatus, Dracoraptor, Gojirasaurus, Longosaurus, Lophostropheus, Podokesauridae, Procompsognathus, Sarcosaurus, Segisaurus, Syntarsus

Type specimens:

  • Sarcosaurus andrewsi: BMNH R.3542, a limb element (tibia). Its type locality is Wilmcote, Warwickshire (Hettangian), which is in a Hettangian marine horizon in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Magnosaurus woodwardi: BMNH R.3542, a limb element (tibia). Its type locality is Wilmcote, Warwickshire (Hettangian), which is in a Hettangian marine horizon in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore