STL Science Center

STL Science Center

22 April 2015

That Body

The body of Piatnitzkysaurus, we know, is very allosauroid in its general shape. As such, and given key characteristics of the skeleton, it was at one point labelled as a basal carnosaur. Piatnitzkysaurus was probably never considered to be an allosauroid entirely on account of the fact that it was an Argentinian dinosaur and, correct me if I have forgotten, there are no prominent Argentinian allosauroids. However, subsequent studies on megalosauroids by Benton have determined that Piatnitzkysaurus was in fact a megalosaur. It is definitely not an abelisauroid or a tyrannosauroid theropod. What does everyone think?

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