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Erectopus superbus Sauvage 1882 (allosauroid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Metriacanthosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 66982

Alternative combinations: Dryptosaurus superbus, Megalosaurus superbus

Full reference: H.-E. Sauvage. 1882. Recherches sur les reptiles trouvés dans le Gault de l'est du bassin de Paris [Research on the reptiles found in the Gault of the eastern Paris Basin]. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France, série 3 2(4):1-42

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

Sister taxon: Erectopus sauvagei

Type specimen: MNHN 2001-4, a maxilla. Its type locality is Bois de la Penthière, Louppy-le-Château, which is in an Albian marine horizon in the La Penthiève Beds Formation of France.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore