Jurassic Period

Saurischian Dinosaurs

How are the theropods classified?

Like most dinosaur science, the classification of theropods differs greatly from study to study—and even scientist to scientist. One common classification lists the following: Suborder Theropoda, Infraorder Ceratosauria, Clade Tetanurae, Infraorder Carnosauria, Clade Coelurosauria, Infraorder Ornithomimosauria, Clade Maniraptora, and so on. As more dinosaurs are found, this listing continues to change.


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