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What is Megalosauria?

Pronunciation: MEG-a-lo-SOR-ree-uh
Author: C.L. Bonaparte
Year: 1850
Meaning: Great lizards
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Non known
[Carrano et al. 2012]Definition
Megalosaurus, Spinosaurus, their most recent common ancestor, and all its descendants.
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Etymology
Megalosauria is derived from the Greek "megas" (great, large) and "sauros" (lizard), and the Latin "-ia" (plural forming suffix).
Relationships
Further reading
R.B.J. Benson (2010) "A description of Megalosaurus bucklandii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Bathonian of the UK and the relationships of Middle Jurassic theropods".
• Carrano M. T, Benson R.B.J. and Sampson S. D. (2012) "The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10:2, 211-300
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