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†family Metriacanthosauridae Carrano et al. 2012 (allosauroid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 235341

Synonym: Sinraptoridae Currie and Zhao 1994 (taxon 54822)

Full reference: M. T. Carrano, R. B. J. Benson, and S. D. Sampson. 2012. The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10(2):211-300

Parent taxon: Allosauroidea according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Allosauria, Carcharodontosauridae, Monolophosaurus, Neovenatoridae

Subtaxa: Erectopus, Metriacanthosaurinae, Shidaisaurus, Xuanhanosaurus, Yangchuanosaurus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore