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Masiakasaurus Sampson et al. 2001 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Noasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56388

Full reference: S. D. Sampson, M. T. Carrano, and C. A. Forster. 2001. A bizarre predatory dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Nature 409:504-506

Parent taxon: Noasauridae according to F. A. Gianechini et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Austrocheirus, Compsosuchus, Jubbulpuria, Laevisuchus, Ligabueino, Noasaurus, Ornithomimoides barasimlensis, Velocisaurus

Subtaxa: Masiakasaurus knopfleri

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Type: Masiakasaurus knopfleri

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore