Pelorosaurus Mantell 1850 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Alternative spelling: Pelerosaurus

Full reference: G. A. Mantell. 1850. On the Pelorosaurus; an undescribed gigantic terrestrial reptile, whose remains are associated with those of Iguanodon and other saurians in the strata of the Tilgate Forest, in Sussex. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 140(16):379-390

Parent taxon: Titanosauriformes according to P. Upchurch et al. 2004

See also Arldt 1909, Blows 1995, Blows 1998, Buffetaut et al. 1992, Carroll 1988, Coombs and Molnar 1981, Cuny et al. 1991, Dollo 1884, Dollo 1889, Galton 1983, Gervais 1859, Haeckel 1866, Huene 1908, Huene 1908, Huene 1909, Huene 1927, Huene 1927, Huene 1929, Kaever and Lapparent 1974, Lull 1924, Lydekker 1877, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1895, Mannion and Calvo 2011, Mantell 1854, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Marsh 1898, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1990, Molnar 1980, Nopcsa 1928, Owen 1859, Paton 1975, Pictet 1853, Quenstedt 1852, Quenstedt 1867, Quenstedt 1882, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Salgado and Calvo 1997, Santafé et al. 1982, Sauvage 1882, Sauvage 1895, Sauvage 1896, Sauvage 1898, Sauvage 1898, Sauvage 1900, Sauvage 1900, Sauvage 1906, Sauvage 1914, Seeley 1887, Steel 1970, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Upchurch and Martin 2003, von Zittel 1911, Winkler 1893 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Brachiosauridae, Brohisaurus, Brohisaurus kirthari, Brontomerus mcintoshi, Duriatitan, Eucamerotus, Fukuititan, Fushanosaurus, Fusuisaurus, Huanghetitanidae, Iuticosaurus, Iuticosaurus valdensis, Jiutaisaurus, Jiutaisaurus xidiensis, Laurasiformes, Liaoningotitan, Macrurosaurus, Macrurosaurus semnus, Oceanotitan, Ornithopsis, Pleurocoelus, Pukyongosaurus, Pukyongosaurus millenniumi, Rugocaudia, Rugocaudia cooneyi, Somphospondyli, Titanosaurimanus

Subtaxa: Pelorosaurus conybeari

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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