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Megalosaurus dunkeri Dames 1884 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 65466

Alternative combinations: Altispinax dunkeri, Prodeinodon dunkeri, Streptospondylus dunkeri

Full reference: W. Dames. 1884. Einen Zahn von Megalosaurus aus dem Wealden des Deisters [A tooth of Megalosaurus from the Wealden of Deister]. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1884:186-188

Belongs to Theropoda according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Ageroolithus, Allosaurus sibiricus, Anchisauripodidae, Archaeornithoididae, Asianopodus, Avalonia, Avipoda, Boutakioutichnium, Bradycnemidae, Brontopus, Byakudansauropus, Calamospondylus, Carmelopodus, Coeluroidea, Compsognatha, Corpulentapus, Daemonosaurus, Deinocheirosauria, Deinodontia, Deinodontoidea, Dispersituberoolithus, Elongatoolithidae, Embasaurus, Eodromaeus, Eubrontes titanopelobatidus, Eubrontidae, Fenestrosaurus, Fuscinapedis, Gigandipodidae, Grallatoridae, Hadrosaurichnus, Halticosaurus, Herrerasauridae, Hispanosauropus, Iranosauripus, Itsukisauropus, Jialingpus, Kakuru, Kakuru kujani, Kalohipus, Kayentapus, Kuwajimasauropus, Laevisoolithidae, Massospondylus rawesi, Megalosauropus, Megalosaurus cloacinus, Megalosaurus hungaricus, Megalosaurus insignis, Megalosaurus lydekkeri, Megalosaurus obtusus, Megalosaurus pombali, Minisauripus, Neotheropoda, Ornithoides, Ovoraptor, Ozraptor, Paleotheropoda, Parachirotheriidae, Paracorpulentapus, Paragrallator, Picunichnus, Plectropus, Poekilopleuron schmidti, Protoavis, Reticuloolithus, Sarmientichnus, Saurocephalus monasterii, Sauropodidae, Segisauridae, Selenichnidae, Selenichnus, Shuangbaisaurus, Siamopodus, Sigilmassasauridae, Sinosaurus, Skartopus, Spinosauria, Subtiliolithidae, Symphypoda, Szechuanosaurus, Tawa, Therangospodus, Triprismatoolithus, Trisauropodiscidae, Tristraguloolithus, Tubercuoolithus, Tuojiangpus, Unenlagiidae, Wakinosaurus, Walgettosuchus, Wildeichnus, Wupus, Yangtzepus, Yaverlandia, Zanclodon cambrensis, Zanclodon silesiacus, Zhengichnus jinningensis

Type specimen: Marburg Universitat N 84, a tooth. Its type locality is Deisters, which is in a Cretaceous terrestrial horizon in Germany.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore