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Carcharodontosauridae
Temporal range: Late Jurassic–Late Cretaceous
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Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Carcharodontosauridae
Stromer, 1931
Type species
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
Depéret & Savornin, 1925
Subgroups
Synonyms
  • Acrocanthosaurida Molnar, 2003

Carcharodontosauridaes are generally large allosauroid theropods (With the exception of Carcharodontosaurids like Concavenator).

Biology

Mostly "huge", Carcharodontosaurids had several distinguished traits.

Most Carcharodontosaurids possessed slender teeth, suitable for slicing and gripping flesh. An example of a fairly unique Carcharodontosaurid would be Concavenator, which possessed a jump upon it's back. Indentations in the arm may have suggested that Concavenator and (possibly) other Carcharodontosaurids possessed quill like feathers on the arm.

Classification

Carcharodontosauridae

Neovenator





Acrocanthosaurus



Eocarcharia





Shaochilong



Tyrannotitan




Carcharodontosaurus


Giganotosaurinae

Giganotosaurus



Mapusaurus







Cladogram after Ortega et al., 2010[1]

Carcharodontosauridae

Eocarcharia




Concavenator




Acrocanthosaurus




Shaochilong




Tyrannotitan




Carcharodontosaurus



Giganotosaurus



Mapusaurus








Cladogram after Novas et al., 2013[2]



Allosaurus


Carcharodontosauridae

Neovenator



Eocarcharia



Concavenator




Acrocanthosaurus




Shaochilong


Carcharodontosaurinae

Carcharodontosaurus


Giganotosaurini

Tyrannotitan




Mapusaurus



Giganotosaurus










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