Ceratosaurus Classification

 
 
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Biologists classify animals using terms such as "order", "family", "genus" and "species". These terms indicate how closely two animals are related to each other. For example:
  • Two animals which are of the exact same type, and can interbreed producing fertile offspring, are of the same species.

  • Two animals which are a bit more distantly related, are of the same genus but of different species, and so on.

  • Using this system, this how Ceratosaurus is classified (note: Ceratosaurus is a genus, and several different species in this genus are currently known):

    Scientific Classification
      Kingdom Animalia
      Phylum Chordata
      Class Sauropsida
      Superorder Dinosauria
      Order Saurischia
      Suborder Theropoda
      Infraorder Ceratosauria
      Family Ceratosauridae
      Genus Ceratosaurus
      Species Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus
    and
    Ceratosaurus ingens
    and
    Ceratosaurus magnicornis
    and
    Ceratosaurus nasicornis
    and
    Ceratosaurus stechowi

Note:
  • Ceratosaurus ingens and Ceratosaurus stechowi are now widely believed to "nomen dubium", that is a scientific name that is of doubtful application (i.e. the specimens that they refer to, are believed not to be a species of Ceratosaurus).

  • Some scientists have also questioned the validity of one or both of Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus and Ceratosaurus magnicornis



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