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What is Megalosauroidea?

Pronunciation: MEG-a-lo-suh-ROY-dee-uh
Author: Huxley
Year: 1869
Meaning: Great lizard forms
Locomotion: Bipedal (2 legs)
Synonyms: Torvosauroidea (Nopcsa, 1915), Spinosauroidea (Stromer, 1915)
Definition
Megalosaurus bucklandii and everything sharing a more recent common ancestor with it than with Allosaurus fragilis or Passer domesticus.
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Etymology
Megalosauroidea is derived from the Greek "megas" (great, large) and "sauros" (lizard), and the Latin "-oidea" (forms).
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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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