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Pelorosaurus

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Taxonomy
Pelorosaurus was named by Mantell (1850).

It was synonymized subjectively with Cetiosaurus by Seeley (1887) and Dollo (1889); it was synonymized subjectively with Brachiosaurus by Galton (1983); it was considered a nomen vanum by Blows (1995).

It was assigned to Dinosauria by Quenstedt (1852); to Deinosauria by Mantell (1854); to Iguanodontidae by Gervais (1859); to Crocodilia by Owen (1859); to Harpagosauria by Haeckel (1866); to Dinosaurii by Quenstedt (1867); to Dinosauria by Lydekker (1877); to Atlantosauridae by Lydekker (1888), Sauvage (1895), Lydekker (1895), Sauvage (1896), Sauvage (1898) and Sauvage (1900); to Cardiodontidae by Marsh (1896), Marsh (1898), Sauvage (1900) and Sauvage (1906); to Cetiosauridae by Huene (1908), Huene (1908), Arldt (1909) and Huene (1909); to Sauropoda by Sauvage (1882), Marsh (1884), Marsh (1885), Marsh (1895) and Sauvage (1914); to Morosauridae by Dollo (1884), Zittel (1890), von Zittel (1911) and Lull (1924); to Camarasaurinae by Nopcsa (1928); to Cetiosaurinae by Kaever and Lapparent (1974); to Brachiosaurinae by Huene (1927), Huene (1927), Huene (1929), Romer (1956), Steel (1970), Swinton (1970), Coombs and Molnar (1981) and Santafé et al. (1982); to Brachiosauridae by Tatarinov (1964), Romer (1966), Paton (1975), Molnar (1980), Carroll (1988), McIntosh (1990), McIntosh (1990), Cuny et al. (1991), Buffetaut et al. (1992) and Blows (1998); and to Titanosauriformes by Salgado and Calvo (1997), Upchurch and Martin (2003), Upchurch et al. (2004) and Mannion and Calvo (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Pelorosaurus Mantell p. 381
1852Pelorosaurus Quenstedt p. 115
1854Pelorosaurus Mantell p. 684
1859Pelorosaurus Gervais p. 468
1859Pelorosaurus Owen p. 36
1866Pelorosaurus Haeckel p. CXXXVI
1867Pelorosaurus Quenstedt p. 146
1877Pelorosaurus Lydekker pp. 39-40
1882Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 35
1884Pelorosaurus Dollo p. 298
1884Pelorosaurus Marsh p. 68
1885Pelorosaurus Marsh p. 764
1888Pelorosaurus Lydekker p. 145
1890Pelorosaurus Zittel p. 712
1895Pelorosaurus Lydekker pp. 335-336
1895Pelorosaurus Marsh
1895Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 469
1896Pelorosaurus Marsh p. 242
1896Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 47
1898Pelorosaurus Marsh p. 158
1898Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 443
1900Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 417
1906Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 498
1908Pelorosaurus Huene p. 296
1909Pelorosaurus Arldt p. 262
1909Pelorosaurus Huene p. 14
1911Pelorosaurus von Zittel p. 287
1914Pelorosaurus Sauvage p. 254
1924Pelorosaurus Lull p. 235
1927Pelorosaurus Huene p. 123
1928Pelorosaurus Nopcsa p. 184
1929Pelorosaurus Huene p. 116
1956Pelorosaurus Romer p. 621
1964Pelorosaurus Tatarinov p. 547
1966Pelorosaurus Romer p. 370
1970Pelorosaurus Steel p. 68
1970Pelorosaurus Swinton p. 172
1974Pelorosaurus Kaever and Lapparent p. 524
1975Pelorosaurus Paton p. 17
1980Pelorosaurus Molnar p. 137
1981Pelorosaurus Coombs, Jr. and Molnar p. 357
1982Pelorosaurus Santafé et al. p. 97
1988Pelorosaurus Carroll
1990Pelorosaurus McIntosh p. 55
1991Pelorosaurus Cuny et al. p. 335
1992Pelorosaurus Buffetaut et al. p. 12
1997Pelorosaurus Salgado and Calvo p. 45
1998Pelorosaurus Blows p. 34
2003Pelorosaurus Upchurch and Martin p. 229
2004Pelorosaurus Upchurch et al. p. 266
2011Pelorosaurus Mannion and Calvo

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
genusPelorosaurus

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: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult width: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult height: 10 to < 100infrao
Maximum body mass: 30000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 10000 kgg
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: 2005-08-24 13:37:27
Modified: 2005-08-24 15:37:27
Source: g = genus, infrao = infraorder
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Tithonian to the top of the Early/Lower Albian or 150.80000 to 109.00000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Tithonian - Early/Lower Berriasian150.8 - 140.2France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) P. sp. (92145)
Late/Upper Valanginian - Early/Lower Hauterivian140.2 - 130.0United Kingdom (England) Cetiosaurus conybeari (52672)
Aptian - Early/Lower Albian125.0 - 109.0United Kingdom (England) P. sp. (146643)