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Suzhousaurus megatherioides

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Therizinosauridae

Taxonomy
Suzhousaurus megatherioides was named by Li et al. (2007). Its type specimen is FORDC-GSJB-99, a set of postcrania, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Suzhousaurus type, Jiuquan, Yujingzi Basin, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine - small shale in China. It is the type species of Suzhousaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Suzhousaurus megatherioides Li et al. p. 541 figs. 2-3
2008Suzhousaurus megatherioides Li p. 47
2008Suzhousaurus megatherioides Li et al. pp. 769-770
2009Suzhousaurus megatherioides You and Li
2009Suzhousaurus megatherioides Zanno et al. p. S15
2010Suzhousaurus megatherioide You et al. p. 59
2012Suzhousaurus megatherioides Qian et al. p. 343
2013Suzhousaurus megatherioides Pu et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptoriformes
TherizinosauriaRussell 1997
superfamilyTherizinosauroidea
familyTherizinosauridae
genusSuzhousaurus
speciesmegatherioides

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialsuperf
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingsuperf
Diet: herbivoresuperf
Reproduction: oviparoussuperf
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2005-09-11 17:03:44
Modified: 2005-09-11 19:03:44
Source: superf = superfamily, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Holtz et al. 2000, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Barremian to the top of the Aptian or 129.40000 to 113.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Barremian - Aptian129.4 - 113.0China (Gansu) Suzhousaurus megatherioides (type locality: 76900 84007)