Named By: Roger Benson - 2008.
Synonyms: Megalosaurus hesperis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae.
Species: D. hesperis (type).
Size: Skull estimated to be about 60 centimetres long.
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.
- A redescription of "Megalosaurus" hesperis (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Inferior Oolite (Bajocian, Middle Jurassic) of Dorset, United Kingdom. - Zootaxa 1931: 57-67. - R. B. J. Benson - 2008.