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Chuxiongosaurus lufengensis

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Taxonomy
Chuxiongosaurus lufengensis was named by Lü et al. (2010). Its type specimen is LT9401, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Zhongcun, Chuxiong, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial horizon in the Lufeng Formation of China. It is the type species of Chuxiongosaurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Chuxiongosaurus lufengensis Lü et al. pp. 1336-1337 figs. 2-4

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
genusChuxiongosaurus
specieslufengensis

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. Lü et al. 2010A small-sized basal sauropod dinosaur (about 2 m long) with a lacrimal perpendicular to the ventral margin of the upper jaw; a depression present on the dorsal profile of the snout behind the naris; the rostral profile of the maxilla slopes continuously towards the rostral tip; and the presence of 25 dentary teeth.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesinfrao
Adult length: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult width: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult height: 10 to < 100infrao
Thickness: thickinfrao
Architecture: compact or denseinfrao
Form: sphericalinfrao
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partsinfrao
Grouping: gregariousinfrao
Environment: terrestrialinfrao
Locomotion: actively mobileinfrao
Life habit: ground dwellinginfrao
Diet: herbivoreinfrao
Reproduction: oviparousinfrao
Dispersal: direct/internalinfrao
Dispersal 2: mobileinfrao
Created: 2004-12-14 12:49:10
Modified: 2004-12-14 14:49:10
Source: infrao = infraorder
References: Kiessling 2004, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Hettangian to the top of the Sinemurian or 201.30000 to 190.80000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8China (Yunnan) Chuxiongosaurus lufengensis (type locality: 101071)