[D] Laelaps gallicus
Jurassic Late Oxfordian
Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae ?Carnosauria
Unnamed possible carnosaur (= \\\\\\\"Laelaps gallicus\\\\\\\") (Cope,1867)
Proposed for theropod material (vertebrae, pubis, tibia, astrgalus, and calcaneum), illustrated by Cuvier,1812 The tarsals show the oldest example of a seperate but interlocked atstragalus and calcaneum (Welles & Long,1974), charasteristic of allosaurids. Strongly opisthocoelous, cervicals and dorsals are also present. This species may be an allosaurid, it is not Dryptosaurus.