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Dryptosaurus Marsh 1877 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 38605

Synonyms: Laelaps Cope 1866 (no. 53031), Laelops Cope 1866 (no. 90102)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1877. Notice of a new and gigantic dinosaur. American Journal of Science and Arts 14:87-88

Parent taxon: Tyrannosauroidea according to T. D. Carr et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Alectrosaurus, Alioramini, Appalachiosaurus, Aublysodon, Aviatyrannis, Bagaraatan, Bistahieversor, Calamosaurus, Chingkankousaurus, Deinodon, Dilong, Diplotomodon, Eotyrannus, Juratyrant, Labocania, Proceratosauridae, Raptorex, Santanaraptor, Stokesosaurus, Teihivenator, Timimus, Timurlengia, Tomodon horrificus, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus lanpingensis, Xiongguanlong

Subtaxa: Dryptosaurus aquilunguis, Laelaps explanatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore