30 July 2016
Recently in the news there has been talk of a new "Megaraptor". That animal has not been described as belonging to the genus Megaraptor but to better understand what exactly that news is describing, we really do need to understand the genus to which it is being compared. Megaraptor is a genus of large dromaeosaur-like theropod belonging to a larger group of dinosaurs that includes the Gondwanan coelurosaurs and allosaur-like theropods. Its original description as a Southern Hemisphere dromaeosaur has since been retracted and reoriented a number of times and at some point during the week we will try to describe the phylogeny of this strange dinosaur.