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Traukutitan eocaudata

Reptilia - Titanosauridae

Taxonomy
Traukutitan eocaudata was named by Juárez Valieri and Calvo (2011). Its type specimen is MUCPv 204, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sitio Trauku, Loma de la Lata (MUCP), which is in a Santonian terrestrial horizon in the Bajo de la Carpa Formation of Argentina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Traukutitan eocaudata Juárez Valieri and Calvo p. 144
2012Traukutitan eocaudata Mannion and Otero p. 634

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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
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
RankNameAuthor
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
Somphospondyli
Titanosauria
familyTitanosauridae
EutitanosauriaSanz et al. 1999
Lithostrotia
Lognkosauria
genusTraukutitan
specieseocaudata

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
R. D. Juárez Valieri and J. O. Calvo 2011Big sized titanosaurid characterized by the following unique association of characters: Proximal caudal vertebral centra higher than wider, with strongly procoelous center, with the ball placed in the middle-dorsal part of the centrum. Prezygodiapophyseal lamina subvertical, with a ventrocaudal placement of the transverse process at the first caudal. Presence of a single deep foramen ventral to the base of the transverse process. Middle caudal vertebrae wider than length, with procoelous-opisthoplatyan centra, with the upper border of the posterior face lightly enlarged.
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: Santonian or 86.30000 to 83.60000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Argentina (Neuquén) Titanosauridae indet. (type locality: 32368)