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Torvosaurus tanneri Galton and Jensen 1979 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Megalosaurinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53375

Alternative combination: Megalosaurus tanneri

Synonym: Edmarka rex Bakker et al. 1992 (taxon 54829)

Full reference: P. M. Galton and J. A. Jensen. 1979. A new large theropod dinosaur from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado. Brigham Young University Geology Studies 26(1):1-12

Belongs to Torvosaurus according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

Sister taxon: Torvosaurus gurneyi

Type specimens:

  • Torvosaurus tanneri: BYU 2002. Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Edmarka rex: TATE 1002, 1005-6, a partial skull (jugal, dorsal ribs, scapulocoracoid). Its type locality is Nail Quarry, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian terrestrial claystone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): fibula length 687.0, humerus length 420.4, radi length 187.0, skull length 1310.0, tibia length 725.0, ulna length 227.0