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Abelisauridae Bonaparte & Novas, 1985

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Dinosauria - dinosaurs »  superfamily Abelisauroidea

Temporal range:Jurassic > Lower JurassicCretaceous > Upper Cretaceous
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Description

The Abelisaurs were large carnivorous dinosaurs with fused ankle bones.
Author: Bill Darwin

Included taxa

Number of records: 15

genus Abelisaurus Bonaparte & Novas, 1985 - Abel's lizard
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
genus Aucasaurus Coria Chiappe & Dingus, 2002 - auca lizard
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
genus Carnotaurus Bonaparte, 1985
Cretaceous: Lower Cretaceous – Upper Cretaceous
genus Ekrixinatosaurus Calvo, Rubilar-Roger, Moreno, 2004
Cretaceous: Lower Cretaceous – Upper Cretaceous
genus Ilokelesia Coria & Salgado, 2000 - flesh lizard
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
genus Indosaurus Huene & Mattley, 1933
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
genus Indosuchus Huene & Matley, 1933
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
genus Kryptops Sereno & Brusatte, 2008
genus Majungasaurus Lavocat, 1955 - majunga lizard
genus Pycnonemosaurus Kellner & Campos, 2002
genus Rajasaurus Sereno & Wilson, 2003 - regal lizard
genus Rugops Sereno, Wilson & Conrad, 2004 - wrinkle faced
genus Skorpiovenator Canale, Scanferla, Agnolín & Novas, 2008
genus Spinostropheus Lapparent, 1960 - long spine
genus Xenotarsosaurus Martinez, Gimenez, Rodriguez & Bochatey, 1987 - strange ankle lizard

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [116433]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Abelisauridae Bonaparte & Novas, 1985]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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extinct taxon