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Megalosauropus broomensis Colbert and Merrilees 1967 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 55027

Full reference: E. H. Colbert and D. Merrilees. 1967. Cretaceous dinosaur footprints from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 50(1):21-25

Belongs to Megalosauropus according to M. G. Lockley et al. 1996

Sister taxa: Megalosauropus brionensis, Megalosauropus titanopelobatidus

Type specimen: WAM 66.2.51, a footprint. Its type locality is Riddell Beach, Broome tracksite, which is in a Valanginian lagoonal sandstone/siltstone in the Broome Sandstone Formation of Australia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore