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Massospondylus rawesi Lydekker 1890 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 80910

Alternative combinations: Massospondylus ravesi, Massospondylus rawesii, Orthogoniosaurus rawesi

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1890. Note on certain vertebrate remains from the Nagpur district. Records of the Geological Survey of India 23(1):21-24

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, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus dunkeri, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Nipponoolithus, 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: NHMUK R4190, a tooth. Its type locality is Takli, Nagpur, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Takli Formation of India.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore