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What is Megalosauridae?

Pronunciation: MEG-a-lo-SOR-uh-day
Author: Thomas Huxley
Year: 1869
Meaning: Great lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Torvosauridae (Galton and Jensen, 1979), Eustreptospondylidae (Paul, 1988), Streptospondylidae (Kurzanov, 1989)
Definition
All megalosaurids closer to Megalosaurus bucklandi than to Afrovenator.
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Etymology
Megalosauridae is derived from the Greek "megas" (great, large), "sauros" (lizard) and "-idae" (family).
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".
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