Duriavenator

Name: Duriavenator ‭(‬Dorset hunter‭)‬.
Phonetic: Du-ree-ah-ven-ah-tor.
Named By: Roger Benson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
Synonyms: Megalosaurus hesperis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Megalosauridae,‭ ‬Megalosaurinae.
Species: D.‭ ‬hesperis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: England.
Time period: Bajocian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Duriavenator was for a long time attributed to Megalosaurus,‭ ‬part‭ ‬of the‭ '‬wastebasket taxon‭' ‬effect which saw Megalosaurus becoming a home for many fossils that actually represented similar yet different dinosaurs.

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