[D] Megalosaurus [Su] [sG]
Jurassic Middle Jurassic Late Cretaceous Early Aalenian Bajocian Bathonian Callovian Oxfordian Kimmeridgian Tithonian Berriasian Valanginian Hauterivian Barremian
Saurischia Theropoda Megalosauridae
England France ?Wales
Genus - Skull
Megalosaurus (Buckland, 1824) > Megalosaurus bucklandii (Ritgen, 1926) > Scrotum humanum (Brookes, 1763) > Walkersaurus hesperis (Welles, Powell vide Welles & Pickering, 1995)
Megalosaurus > ?Megalosaurus cambrensis (Newton, 1899) = Zanclodon cambrensis [Rhaetian] (Newton, 1899) > Newtonsaurus (Welles vide Welles & Pickering, 1999)
The skeleton, first described by William Buckland in 1824, included parts of the jaws, several vertebrae, and parts of the pelvisand hindlimbs. In the years following the original description, any fragmentary remains of a carnivorous dinosaur found in Jurassic or Cretaceous rocks were referred to as Megalosaurus! Some taxonomic errors persisted for more than 100 years. Megalosaurus was a big robust predator. it belonged to the Megalosauridae, a family that also included North America\\\\\\\'s Torvosaurus.