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Megalosaurs (was Re: An Interesting URL!)
I'm curious what the current status of "Megalosaurs" are. I know that
some considered it a valid taxon, while others a vast wastebasket of
unknown theropoda. Is there any chance that "megalosaurs" are actually
Well there's the French Poekilopleuron bucklandii, which was known from
fairly decent remains and is probably the same animal as the English
Megalosaur. Sadly much of Poekilopleuron was destroyed in WW2 so we may
never know for certain. Bob Bakker has two new megalosaurs,Edmarka rex and
Brontoraptor, and both are likely the same if not in fact a large T.
tanneri. Other than these all other "Megalosaurs" are likely doubtful, and
all are curently listed under Torvosauridae.
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