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Neuquensaurus

Reptilia - Titanosauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Microcoelus Lydekker pp. 12-13
1893Microcoelus patagonicus Lydekker pp. 12-13 figs. Pl. 3:2, 4:2
1896Microcoelus patagonicus Ameghino p. 89
1900Microcoelus Ameghino p. 216
1900Microcoelus patagonicus Ameghino p. 216
1908Microcoelus Huene p. 348
1909Microcoelus Huene p. 15
1911Microcoelus von Zittel p. 288
1927Loricosaurus Huene p. 237
1927Titanosaurus robustus Huene p. 256
1927Loricosaurus Huene p. 257
1929Titanosaurus robustus Huene p. 48
1929Loricosaurus Huene p. 155
1929Loricosaurus Nopcsa p. 70
1931Loricosaurus Huene p. 187
1932Titanosaurus robustus Stromer p. 10
1942Titanosaurus robustus Hoffet p. 54
1947Titanosaurus robustus Swinton p. 114
1956Microcoelus Romer p. 624
1956Loricosaurus Romer p. 635
1964Loricosaurus Casamiquela
1964Loricosaurus Kuhn p. 48
1964Microcoelus Tatarinov p. 552
1964Loricosaurus Tatarinov p. 577
1966Loricosaurus Romer p. 370
1966Microcoelus Romer p. 370
1970Titanosaurus robustus Steel p. 77
1970Microcoelus Steel p. 82
1970Microcoelus patagonicus Steel p. 82
1978Titanosaurus robustus Bonaparte p. 555
1978Loricosaurus Bonaparte p. 572
1978Loricosaurus Coombs p. 144
1979Titanosaurus robustus Bonaparte p. 231
1979Titanosaurus robustus Bonaparte and Gasparini p. 397
1980Loricosaurus Bonaparte and Powell p. 26
1980Titanosaurus robustus Bonaparte and Powell p. 26
1980Loricosaurus Molnar p. 137
1980Microcoelus Molnar p. 137
1984Loricosaurus Bonaparte p. 139
1984Titanosaurus robustus Bonaparte p. 139
1986Loricosaurus Bonaparte p. 88
1988Loricosaurus Carroll
1988Microcoelus Carroll
1990Titanosaurus robustus Buffetaut et al. p. 191
1990Microcoelus McIntosh p. 57
1990Saltasaurus robustus McIntosh p. 395
1992Neuquensaurus Powell p. 199
1992Neuquensaurus robustus Powell p. 199
1996Neuquensaurus Bonaparte p. 105
1996Neuquensaurus robustus Bonaparte pp. 106-107 fig. 40
1996Loricosaurus Gasparini et al. p. 591
1996Neuquensaurus Salgado p. 358
1997Neuquensaurus McIntosh p. 658
1997Neuquensaurus Salgado and Calvo p. 45
1997Neuquensaurus Salgado et al. pp. 24-25 fig. 19
1998Neuquensaurus Wilson and Sereno p. 22
1999Neuquensaurus Bonaparte p. 161
2000Neuquensaurus Salgado and Azpilicueta p. 259
2002Neuquensaurus Wilson p. 240 fig. 13
2003Neuquensaurus Calvo and González Riga fig. 4
2003Neuquensaurus Powell p. 39
2003Neuquensaurus Wilson and Upchurch p. 156 fig. 21
2004Neuquensaurus Upchurch et al. p. 270
2004Saltasaurus robustus Upchurch et al. p. 270
2004Neuquensaurus You et al. p. 910 fig. 6
2005Neuquensaurus Curry Rogers pp. 69-71 figs. 2.11-2.13
2005Neuquensaurus Salgado et al. p. 625
2005Neuquensaurus Salgado and Coria p. 441
2006Neuquensaurus Wilson p. 177
2006Neuquensaurus Wilson and Mohabey p. 477
2007Neuquensaurus Calvo et al. p. 497 fig. 14
2007Neuquensaurus Calvo et al. p. 533 fig. 3
2009Neuquensaurus González Riga et al. p. 144 fig. 11
2010Neuquensaurus Ksepka and Norell
2010Neuquensaurus Suteethorn et al.
2011Neuquensaurus D'Emic et al. p. 1077
2011Neuquensaurus Filippi et al.
2011Neuquensaurus Navarrete et al. p. 9
2011Neuquensaurus Zaher et al. p. 8 fig. 7
2012Neuquensaurus Candeiro and Harris p. 74
2012Neuquensaurus D'Emic
2013Neuquensaurus Otero and Reguero p. 12
2014Neuquensaurus González Riga and Ortiz David

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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
familySaltasauridae
subfamilySaltasaurinae
genusNeuquensaurus

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
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
femur diameter5127.8110.0167.0122.022.0
fibula diameter453.150.060.051.54.57
humerus diameter795.292.0103.094.03.90
radius diameter447.245.051.146.52.92
tibia diameter481.166.093.084.011.4
ulna diameter659.253.066.057.55.09

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 Santonian to the top of the Campanian or 86.30000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cenomanian - Campanian100.5 - 72.1Argentina (Río Negro) Loricosaurus sp. (51581)
Senonian89.3 - 66.0Argentina (Río Negro) Loricosaurus scutatus (64087)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Argentina (Neuquén) Titanosaurus australis, Microcoelus patagonicus (51569)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Uruguay (Soriano) Titanosaurus australis (59147)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6Argentina (Río Negro) N. sp. (51579)
Early/Lower Campanian - Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6Argentina (Río Negro) N. australis (55740)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Argentina (Río Negro) Titanosaurus australis, Loricosaurus scutatus (51573) Titanosaurus robustus (52021)