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Temporal range: Lower Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Ceratosauria
Superfamily: Coelophysoidea
Family: Coelophysidae
Genus: Megapnosaurus
Ivie, Slipinski and Wegrzynowicz, 2001

M. rhodesiensis (type)
M. kayentakatae


Syntarsus Raath, 1969

Megapnosaurus was a small dinosaur from the early Jurassic. It was a relative of Coelophysis but it had two crests on top of its head. It is shown in the movie When Dinosaurs Roamed America attacking an Anchisaurus and getting scared off by a Dilophosaurus. It was called Syntarsus at that time.