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Fossil range: Cretaceous
Skull of Abelisaurus.
Skull of Abelisaurus.
Conservation status
Extinct (fossil)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Superfamily: Abelisauroidea
Bonaparte & Novas, 1985

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Abelisaurs were a group of Ceratosaurian dinosaurs which lived all over the southern hemisphere (with the exception of Tarascosaurus in Southern Europe) during the Cretaceous period. Some well-known species include Abelisaurus, Carnotaurus, and Majungasaurus.


  • Infraorder Ceratosauria
    • Superfamily ABELISAUROIDEA
      • Spinostropheus
      • Abelisauria
        • Betasuchus
        • Genusaurus
        • Ozraptor
        • Quilmesaurus
        • Tarascosaurus
        • Family Noasauridae
          • Bahariasaurus
          • Coeluroides
          • Jubbulpuria
          • Laevisuchus
          • Ligabueino
          • Deltadromeus
          • Subfamily Noasaurinae
            • Masiakasaurus
            • Noasaurus
            • Velocisaurus
        • Family Abelisauridae
          • Ilokelesia
          • Rugops
          • Ekrixinatosaurus
          • Compsosuchus
          • Xenotarsosaurus
          • Abelisaurus
          • Indosaurus
          • Indosuchus
          • Subfamily Carnotaurinae
            • Rajasaurus
            • Majungasaurus
            • Tribe Carnotaurini
              • Aucasaurus
              • Carnotaurus

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