Carcharodontosaurinae
Temporal range: Aptian to Cenomanian 118–93.5 Ma
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Cast of a Carcharodontosaurus saharicus skull, Santa Barbara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Carcharodontosauria
Family: Carcharodontosauridae
Subfamily: Carcharodontosaurinae
Brusatte and Sereno, 2007
Type species
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
Deperet & Savornin, 1925
Subgroups
Synonyms

Carcharodontosaurinae (from the Greek καρχαροδοντόσαυρος, carcharodontósauros: "jagged-toothed lizards") was group of theropod dinosaurs known from the Aptian to the Cenomanian/Turonian of Africa and South America. The clade was first named in 2007 by Steve Brusatte and Paul Sereno.[1] The subfamily consists of gigantic derived carcharodontosaurids, among the largest theropod dinosaurs known, comparable in size to Tyrannosaurus. Carcharodontosaurinae is defined as the least inclusive clade containing Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus. Within this subfamily is the tribe Giganotosaurini. This tribe was originally its own subfamily, Giganotosaurinae, which was erected by Rodolfo Coria and Philip J. Currie in 2006. In order to keep this clade within the subfamily Carcharodontosaurinae, Brusatte and Sereno renamed and reranked it as a tribe. Giganotosaurini is defined as all carcharodontosaurines that are closer to Giganotosaurus than to Carcharodontosaurus.

Systematics

Cladogram after Novas et al., 2013:


Shaochilong

Carcharodontosaurinae

Carcharodontosaurus

Giganotosaurini

Tyrannotitan

Mapusaurus

Giganotosaurus

References

  1. ^ Brusatte, Stephen L.; Sereno, Paul C. (2008). "Phylogeny of Allosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda): Comparative analysis and resolution" (PDF). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 6 (2): 155–182. doi:10.1017/S1477201907002404. ISSN 1477-2019.

External links

  • Carcharodontosauridae/Abelisauridae
  • Carcharodontosauridae/Abelisauridae 2